Southeast Jerome making a comeback run

Southeast Jerome wants back in the NFL.

Running back Clinton Portis, who used a colorful array of aliases during a successful run with the Washington Redskins (also including but not limited to Coach Janky Spanky, Dolla Bill, Sheriff Gonna Gethca and Diego Morales) is on the comeback trail.

Portis’ agent Jason Fletcher told NFL.com there are a handful of teams interested in exploring Portis as an option and meetings will take place beginning next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Portis sat out this past season when no one signed him after a long run with the Redskins. He dealt with concussions, among other injuries, during the 2010 season but says he is medically fine now.

"I'm ready to go back, ready to work things out and I'm open to idea of going out to prove that I can still play," Portis told NFL.com. "I just turned 30 and with nine years in the NFL and six 1,000-yard seasons that's enough right there to show what I can do. I'm just ready to go prove to whatever team that's ready and willing to open the doors to go out and prove it."

In his final two seasons, Portis combined for only 13 games. He has rushed for 9.923 yards and 75 touchdowns in his career and ran for 1,487 yards in 2008 for the Redskins.

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