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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 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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

The Redskins passed on re-signing free agent Tim Hightower because he needs a knee scope.

The Redskins were interested in bringing Hightower back after losing Roy Helu for the season, but were forced to go with Ryan Grant because of Hightower's health. Hightower suffered a setback in his recovery from a torn ACL during the preseason. Although scopes are minor operations, it will likely knock Hightower off the 2012 radar.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 03:41:00 PM

The Redskins are open to bringing back free agent Tim Hightower once his surgically repaired knee is fully recovered.

Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that Hightower suffered a setback with his knee after his preseason debut a week ago. Hightower was ineligible for the PUP list as well as the new "designated for return" injured reserve spot. It's easy to second-guess the Redskins' decision not to place Hightower on the camp/PUP list in late July.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 12:16:00 AM

The Washington Post believes Tim Hightower's release was due to the health of his knee.

Hightower, just 10 months removed from an ACL tear, played reasonably well in the third preseason game. Afterward, however, pain flared up and he was noticeably limping just a few days later. Hightower isn't going to attract any attention on the open market until he proves his knee is ready to go.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 10:56:00 AM

Redskins released RB Tim Hightower.

Hightower was already lacking burst and elusiveness before he tore his ACL last year. Now just 10 months removed from surgery, he wasn't ready to contribute. That leaves Evan Royster, Roy Helu and Alfred Morris as a three-headed backfield for Mike Shanahan entering Week 1. We still like Helu to eventually emerge as the only one in the trio with difference-making talent.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 12:10:00 PM

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