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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Zorn: Portis 'very doubtful' for Sunday

By Dan Graziano

Redskins coach Jim Zorn said earlier Wednesday that running back Clinton Portis (concussion) is "very doubtful" for the Cowboys game Sunday.

"But I don't want to count him out," Zorn said.

Zorn said he would like to see Portis practice before considering putting him back in the starting lineup. And the coach continued to say that Portis hasn't lost his starting job to Ladell Betts. But at this point, you have to think that Betts gives the Redskins the best chance against the Cowboys.

Even before his concussion, Portis hasn't looked like himself this season. Betts provided some elusiveness and some power in the win over the Broncos. I think you'll also see Rock Cartwright get involved in the passing game quite a bit.

The Cowboys are still preparing for Portis, but they realize that it's unlikely they'll see him.