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Clinton Portis' Contract Guaranteed Through 2010

Clinton Portis as reported by the Washington Post will be getting paid no matta what..atleast until 2010.

Snyder and Cerrato provided another apparent impetus in the form of a lucrative new contract for Portis -- despite his injury and conditioning issues the past two years -- essentially guaranteeing his contract through 2010, a rarity in a league of non-guaranteed contracts. The deal with Portis, the fourth-leading rusher in franchise history, was one of several restructured contracts the Redskins executed to get under the NFL salary cap, and by far the most significant. Portis ended up with a $9.3 million signing bonus in March, and a guarantee of at least $15.7 million through 2010, creating millions in salary cap space but also binding Washington to a player who has been both adored and criticized here and has averaged just 4.0 yards per carry as a Redskin, below the NFL average.

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I ike CP, his whacky costumes, ability to turn blitzing LB's into applesauce, and the fact that he goes all out all the time.  However this contract, although apparently saving millions in cap space at this moment. Running Back out of every postion in the NFL seems to be the easiest to replace or draft so why sink all this guaranteed money in a back who's paled in compairison from the back he was in Denver? CP is a better then average back but he's getting up in age and has a ton of milege already.  I'm not a capoligest nor play one on TV, but I'd assume past irresponsable spending forced the front office into guaranting contracts to lower player cap hits. 

I don't want to confuse anyone that might read this, but I do infact think Portis is a good back but based on past production with our team, this seems like a lot of cash to invest in a running back at this time.  Is it CP's fault, the system he was in under Gibbs, or the personnel around him? I think this year will be very telling for CP. The offense is supposed to be more explosive and have more weapons to take the pressure of Portis which should hopefully improve his low running average.

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