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Clinton Portis did not practice once again Friday, which caused the stock market to tumble, storm clouds to form and traffic to stop. When it comes to the hysteria surrounding Portis' status, there's one thing people forget: Ladell Betts is a good runner.

So if Portis can't play, the Redskins should be fine. That is, unless Betts can't play either. This is not to say Betts is better than Portis, but it is to say the Redskins can win if Portis gets hurt. As long as Betts takes over. It's hard to know how much Shaun Alexander has left; and he still can't have much of a rhythm with this line. The... Recommended Stories

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