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Tim Hightower | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Richmond

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Saints re-signed RB Tim Hightower.
He adds depth after the Saints lost Khiry Robinson (tibia) for the season. Hightower was signed over Trent Richardson and Travaris Cadet. Nov 2 - 4:52 PM

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Saints released RB Tim Hightower.

Hightower was just re-signed on Monday. He evidently isn't healthy. Now 29 with a lengthy injury history, it's unclear why Hightower was a candidate for a roster spot in the first place.
Sep 15 - 6:14 PM

Saints re-signed RB Tim Hightower.

Hightower was let go before Week 1 so the Saints wouldn't have to guarantee his entire contract for the season. He's back to serve as veteran depth.
Sep 14 - 6:28 PM

Saints released RB Tim Hightower.

Hightower survived final cuts, but the Saints will go with Marcus Murphy behind Mark Ingram in Week 1. He could resurface on a non-guaranteed deal. Releasing Hightower suggests the Saints aren't concerned with C.J. Spiller's (knee) status.
Sep 12 - 5:18 PM

Saints signed RB Tim Hightower to a reserve/future contract.

Hightower, 29 in May, tore his left ACL in 2011 and has been out of the league since. He's had a workout here and there, but an infection in his knee derailed his comeback. Hightower was medically cleared just last spring. He'll spend the offseason with the Saints and try to earn a spot in a backfield that could lose both Mark Ingram (free agent) and Pierre Thomas (potential cap casualty).
Jan 4 - 8:59 AM

Free agent RB Tim Hightower wants back in the NFL, and says "there's curiosity" from teams.

Hightower, 28, tore his left ACL in 2011 and has been out of the league the past two seasons. After undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, an infection was discovered, setting Hightower back. He was medically cleared just two months ago. Hightower excels as a passing-down back and in blitz pickup.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Redskins GM Bruce Allen said the team will wait until closer to training camp to make a decision on signing free agent RB Tim Hightower.

"I know Tim wanted to look at a few other teams," Allen said. "We did draft two running backs. So we’re going to go through the OTAs, see where we’re at with our young guys and then make a decision closer to training camp." Hightower would be nothing more than a veteran presence in the running backs room.
Tue, May 21, 2013 11:27:00 AM

Sources tell the Washington Post that the Redskins and Giants have "inquired" about free agent RB Tim Hightower.

Hightower worked out for the Giants last month and the two sides are expected to meet again in a couple of weeks. The Redskins' level of interest remains unclear. He's loved by the staff as a leader, but they saw his inability to recover from 2011 ACL tear first hand. Always lacking burst, Hightower won't be guaranteed a roster spot or carries no matter where he lands.
Thu, May 16, 2013 09:58:00 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger suspects the Giants are simply "kicking the tires" on free agent Tim Hightower during his Wednesday visit.

The Giants only have one running back with proven pass protection skills -- Andre Brown -- and may sign Hightower at a later date if something happens to Brown or one of their other backs. For now, Hightower is simply being given a look-see. With plodding run skills, he would add little to the rushing attack.
Wed, May 1, 2013 03:30:00 PM

Free agent RB Tim Hightower will work out for the Giants on Wednesday.

Hightower's visit was originally scheduled for early April, but got delayed. It's unclear why, but Hightower's surgically-repaired knee prevented him from playing in 2012. With David Wilson, Andre Brown, Ryan Torain and Da’Rel Scott already under contract, Hightower would have to be impressive to get an offer.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Free agent RB Tim Hightower still hasn't worked out for the Giants.

Hightower was scheduled to meet with the G-Men two weeks ago. The holdup is unclear, but there's no urgency in the veteran running back market. Better players such as Ahmad Bradshaw and Beanie Wells can be had on the cheap.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Free agent RB Tim Hightower is expected to visit with the Giants this weekend.

Hightower (ACL surgery) hasn't played in a regular season game since 2011, so he'll need to prove he's fully healthy. The Giants are considering him for a depth role behind David Wilson and Andre Brown.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Free agent RB Tim Hightower (ACL surgery) is reportedly getting close to full health.

The report likely comes by way of Hightower's agent. NFL teams will tell us how healthy they believe Hightower's knee is once he's given more than a cursory glance. The 26-year-old should be ready to work out for RB-needy clubs.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Cardinals worked out free agent RB Tim Hightower on Tuesday.

With Beanie Wells returning from injured reserve this week, the timing suggests the Cardinals are simply checking to see if Hightower is finally recovered from ACL surgery. No signing is imminent.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 07:21:00 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Cardinals are "not immediately exploring trades/signings" for a running back following Ryan Williams' placement on I.R., but could "seek out a veteran down the road."

The free agent market is grim, but former Cardinal Tim Hightower is one possibility. However, the Redskins passed on re-signing Hightower in September because he needed a knee scope. Other available names include Steve Slaton, Joseph Addai and Ryan Torain. Rotoworld's comprehensive free-agent list can be found at the link.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Drew Brees
2Matt Flynn
RB1Mark Ingram
2C.J. Spiller
3Tim Hightower
GLB1Mark Ingram
2C.J. Spiller
3RB1C.J. Spiller
2Mark Ingram
WR11Brandin Cooks
2Marques Colston
3T.J. Graham
WR21Willie Snead
2Brandon Coleman
WR31Marques Colston
TE1Ben Watson
2Josh Hill
3Michael Hoomanawanui
LT1Terron Armstead
LG1Andrus Peat
2Tim Lelito
3Tony Hills
C1Max Unger
2Senio Kelemete
RG1Jahri Evans
2Mike McGlynn
RT1Zach Strief
K1Kai Forbath