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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/25/2011

So, Clinton Portis wants to play for the Giants...


(RICKY CARIOTI - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Hmm, let me see here:

*Injured in your last two seasons with the Redskins.
*In your mind you still have something left in the tank.
*The team was going in a different direction and it was time for you to leave.
*Feel your departure wasn’t handled correctly.
*Okay with playing for the Giants because that's the only team in the NFC East that is actually tolerable to play for.

Wow, I guess Clinton Portis and I are more alike now than we've ever been.

I was thinking some of those same thoughts during my last days here as a Redskin, and now another former face of the franchise leaves feeling the same way.

“To go to the Giants and get to play the Redskins twice a year after them feeling as if I wasn’t capable any more, I think that would be outstanding,” Portis said last night on Sirius XM.

Sure, every player’s run must come to an end, whether it's by retiring or moving on to a different team.

But why is it that every beloved Redskins football player seems to leave here with a bad taste in his mouth?

It doesn't have to be this way. Teams and players can part ways without malice.

If Redskins players feel this way walking out the door, it would be wise to think that they also feel this way while they’re on the team.

Who’s next, London Fletcher or, heaven forbid, Chris Cooley? Guys who have tried to win here and want to stay here are being moved out because they don't fit anymore.

It's okay to part ways, but why not part ways with a friendship and a firm understanding?

If the Redskins’ methods of doing business are not producing victories and success, why are matters still being handled this way?

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