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Clinton Portis, Former Broncos RB, Plans NFL Return

The Denver Broncos will certainly look for a running back this offseason to pair with Willis McGahee, but don't start thinking about former Broncos running back Clinton Portis making a comeback with the team. Portis sat out the 2011 season but it intent on making it back into the league this year, reports NFL.com.

The Broncos don't need to sign another 30-year-old running back; rather, they need an infusion of youth and could look to Ports' alma mater for help in that area. Lamar Miller is projected to be a first or second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Still, some team will want to give Portis a chance. His injury history will certainly provide caution when teams evaluate him, but Portis has six 1,000-yard rushing yard seasons. In the first two seasons of his career (2002-03), Portis was with the Broncos, rushing for 3,099 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Then he was sent to the Washington Redskins in 2004 that surely ranks in the top five trades in franchise history,