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Portis is a part-time back

During training camp, the Redskins said they were going to use Ladell Betts a lot more this season. In Week One, they actually did it.

Betts was on the field for 39% of the team’s 49 offensive plays, while Clinton Portis was on the field for 49% of the plays.

We’ve given Portis a hard time in the past for complaining about playing time, so we salute him accepting the new order quietly this time around. Perhaps he’s happy because he’s still getting the ball plenty when he is on the field.

Portis had 18 carries in only 24 snaps, gaining a total of 72 yards from scrimmage.

Look for Portis and Betts to both get more plays overall this week at home against a Rams team that provided little resistance to the Seahawks in Week One.