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Redskins release Clinton Portis

Updated: March 1, 2011, 7:09 AM ET
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WASHINGTON -- "Southeast Jerome" is officially gone for good. As well as "Dolla Bill" and "Sheriff Gonna Getcha."

Clinton Portis was released by the Washington Redskins on Monday, ending a charismatic and sometimes contentious seven-year stay that, for a while at least, made him the face of the franchise.

Injuries and money led to coach Mike Shanahan's decision. Portis had played in only 13 games over the past two seasons because of a severe concussion in 2009 and a torn groin ...

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