Redskins halfback Clinton Portis hasn’t played since week eight due to a concussion, and his Eagles counterpart, Brian Westbrook, has missed the past several weeks with the same problem.
Both halfbacks have mentioned this week that they are unsure whether they will ever play another down in the NFL, according to reports. Westbrook is worried about his long-term future and how it will affect him in late adulthood, and Portis, already on the injured reserve, said it might be his “time” and that he “had a great career.”
The NFC East already has seen many different halfbacks as of late with the sudden departure of Tiki Barber in 2006 and recently Derrick Ward for New York, and the emergence of Marion Barber in Dallas.
Westbrook said that he hopes to play when the Eagles travel to New York to face the Giants on Sunday.