Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/31/12
Tim Hightower's vision of returning "home" to emerge as a star for the Redskins came to an end with the running back's release Friday. The former Richmond star was acquired from Arizona last year and appeared to be a good fit for the Redskins' zone-blocking scheme. But he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in October and didn't return to full contact until last week. In the meantime, Roy Helu and Evan Royster flashed as rookies last season, and sixth-round pick Alfred Morris vaulted himself into the backfield mix with an excellent preseason this year. Morris could potentially open the season as the starter with Helu and Royster battling their own injuries in recent weeks. Hightower was the best pass-blocker of the bunch, but his knee reportedly flared up after getting five carries against Indianapolis. The Redskins are also pursuing a deal for Miami running back Steve Slaton in exchange for wide receiver Anthony Armstrong, according to the Washington Post. "It's been a rol...
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