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Alexander, Betts just part of plan to replace ailing Portis in Skins backfield

Updated: November 12, 2008, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- Clinton Portis was again absent from the Washington Redskins practice field Wednesday, making his chances of playing in Sunday's NFC East game against the Dallas Cowboys appear more and more remote.

If the words uttered by his backups are any indication, Redskins fans need not worry.

Shaun Alexander, Ladell Betts, Rock Cartwright and Mike Sellers all touted their credentials as quality fill-ins should Portis' sprained left knee keep the NFL's second-leading rusher ...

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