Clinton Portis wants to return to D.C.

When Clinton Portis was placed on injured reserve last week, there was much speculation his career with the Washington Redskins had come to an end.

The future is still up in the air, but Portis sure would like to return. Ryan O’Halloran of CSN Washington says the veteran running back would like to be back in 2011 after undergoing surgery on Tuesday to repair his groin muscle and abdomen.

“They fixed it all,” Portis told O’Halloran. “It was a minor tune-up. I feel like everything should be fine and shouldn’t have any setbacks.”

Portis remains 648 yards behind one of the icon’s in franchise history, John Riggins, on the team’s all-time rushing list. Per the report, he has three years remaining on his contract. His base salary is $8.3 million next season, which might be more than the team is willing to pay.

“Of course I want to come back and play,” Portis said. “The previous two seasons, just losing the lust for the game and not really knowing what I wanted to do compared to finally putting the work in this off-season, getting back, having a system that you believe in, getting the right teammates around, seeing the right guys fight for the right purpose – all of a sudden, you miss it again.

“This is a good thing going. I think the coaching staff and organization are heading in the right direction. It’s going to happen soon. When you get a couple pieces in place, it’s going to be the Redskins’ year. Why not be a part of that?”

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