The 49ers will host free agent Tim Hightower on Thursday.
Tim Hightower rushed three times for 29 yards and one touchdown in the Saints' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.
Tim Hightower rushed eight times for 29 yards in the Saints' Week 16 win over the Bucs.
Tim Hightower rushed 11 times for 37 yards and two touchdowns while catching all three of his targets for an additional 11 yards Week 15 against the Cardinals.
Tim Hightower rushed six times for 31 yards in the Saints' Week 14 loss to the Bucs, adding an eight-yard reception.
Tim Hightower rushed two times for five yards in the Saints' Week 13 loss to the Lions, adding a four-yard reception.
Tim Hightower totaled 51 yards on 15 carries while adding two catches for 54 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Rams.
Tim Hightower rushed 12 times for 69 yards in the Saints' Week 11 loss to the Panthers, adding eight receptions for 57 additional yards.
Tim Hightower rushed eight times for 21 yards in the Saints' Week 10 loss to the Broncos, adding two receptions for 34 additional yards.
Tim Hightower carried the ball 23 times for 87 yards and a touchdown and caught his only target for 15 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 9 win over the Saints.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Saints are "not averse to riding the hot hand" at running back.
ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett believes the Saints will keep Tim Hightower involved this week against the 49ers.
Speaking Monday, Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed Tim Hightower has "definitely" earned more work going forward.
ESPN's Britt McHenry reports the Saints will use a backfield committee no matter who starts Week 9 against the 49ers.