Tim Hightower RB NO 25 Days
Hightower signed a 2015 contract with the Saints on Monday, Howard Balzer of lockerdome reports.
Hightower has been off the field since 2011 when he played five games for the Redskins. The now 28-year-old was released ahead of the 2012 season as he continued to deal with lingering knee problems but had arthroscopic surgery in the same year to correct the issue. It would be somewhat surprising if he managed to earn a spot on the Saints' 2015 regular season roster, although he certainly has experience in his corner.
Tim Hightower RB NO 6 Months
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.
Tim Hightower RB NO Mar 01 '79
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.
Tim Hightower RB NO Feb 24 '791 Comment
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.
Tim Hightower RB NO Feb 09 '79
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.
Tim Hightower RB NO Feb 09 '791 Comment
Free agent RB Tim Hightower will work out for the Giants on Wednesday.
Hightower was originally scheduled to visit in early April, but the proceedings were 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 in New York, Hightower will have to be impressive to get an offer.
Tim Hightower RB NO Jan 19 '79
Free agent RB Tim Hightower still hasn't worked out for the Giants.
Tim Hightower RB NO Jan 06 '79
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.
Tim Hightower RB NO Sep 07 '784 Comments
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.
Tim Hightower RB NO Sep 01 '78
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.