Clinton Portis Ready to Return to NFL in 2012

I know Portis had a bunch of concussions, but I assumed the reason he didn’t play in 2011 was because no NFL team wanted him.  According to his agent it was more of medical reasons than lack of interest.

He has been medically cleared by private doctors and his agent says there is interest in him.

A handful of teams have expressed interest in veteran running back Clinton Portis, his agent said Thursday. Jason Fletcher said meetings with those teams have been scheduled to take place in Indianapolis during next week’s 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Fletcher said Portis is eager to return to the NFL after not playing during the 2011 season, and playing in five games in 2010. Portis also has been medically cleared by private doctors to return to football, Fletcher said. Portis has played nine seasons with the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins, totaling over 1,200 rushing yards in six seasons, injuries limited him to eight games in 2009 and five in 2010.