Wasn't it a groin injury that sidelined him last year? Portis Misses Practice With Groin Soreness By Jason La Canfora Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, August 6, 2004; Page D10 Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis did not participate in yesterday's practice because of soreness in his groin, but the injury is not considered serious, and the player said he expects to return to the field today. Portis has shown explosiveness throughout the first week of training camp, and his health and production are expected to be vital to the team's success this season. "Everything is alright; you'll see me tomorrow," Portis said after yesterday's practice, which lasted more than two hours. "I think everybody is sore just from getting back into the swing of things. That's the only problem; there ain't nothing else wrong, It's just soreness. I ain't got no injuries, ain't nothing wrong." Coach Joe Gibbs said Portis is one of three players to suffer minor groin ailments in recent days, something that is common early in camp. "We're just trying to be careful," Gibbs said.