posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 07:37 PM
The Washington Redskins have placed running back Clinton Portis, linebacker LaVar Arrington and cornerback Ade Jimoh on injured reserve.
Portis tore his right pectoral muscle in the Redskins' 13-10 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. The injury will not require surgery, but he will need
about six to eight weeks of rehab. Ladell Betts will carry the load against the Vikings this coming Sunday.
In his first year with Washington (5-10) after being dealt from Denver in the offseason, Portis had 1,315 yards and five TDs on 343 carries. He also
caught 40 passes -- third-most on the team -- for 235 yards and two scores.
Portis' 343 rushes this season marked the fourth-most by a Redskin in one campaign. In 1983, Hall of Fame running back John Riggins notched 375
carries -- the most ever by a Redskins running back.
Joining Portis on the IR will be oft-injured linebacker Arrington, who will miss his 12th game of the year. The former Penn State star played
sparingly against the Cowboys in his second game back from knee surgery. Arrington, who developed tendinitis in the knee, posted just 15 tackles, two
passes defensed and one sack in four games this season.
Jimoh suffered a severely sprained ankle in the loss to Cowboys and will miss his first game as a pro this coming Sunday. In two years with the
Redskins, he has registered 23 tackles. Washington also released tight end Dan Goodspeed. The Redskins signed defensive end Melvin Williams, tight end
Kori Dickerson, running back Dahrran Diedrick and cornerback Rufus Brown to fill the open roster spots.