Clinton Portis has finally emerged from hiding.
It should be no surprise that the Patriots, of all teams, uncovered him. They are the patron saints of player workouts.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that Portis worked out for the Patriots Friday. New England has hosted a long list of player workouts over the last month.
They signed a few of the players. Most of the veterans, like T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Darren Sharper, remain free agents. Portis seems to be in the category of “due diligence.”
Running back is perhaps New England’s deepest position and we can’t imagine they would consider signing Portis unless injuries hit.
Some sources on Twitter indicate that Portis is out of shape. That he recently lost 25 pounds and is not in football shape. Football shape, I guess Shanny won’t be calling him any time soon.