NFL Notes: Tim Hightower, Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets, Packers, & Texans

  NFL Former Cardinals and Redskins RB Tim Hightower has been medically cleared and a few teams have recently shown some “curiosity” in him. (John Keim) Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe left practice early with cramps. (Adam Teicher) The Chiefs were forced to use recently signed OL Ryan Harris at left tackle and J’Marcus Webb at right tackle while some players sat out with injuries...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Giants & Redskins Inquire About RB Tim Hightower

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the Giants and Redskins have both had “exploratory talks” about signing free agent RB Tim Hightower. Jones’ source added that the Giants are expected to meet with Hightower again “in a couple weeks,” but the Redskins’ interest in signing him remains unclear at this point in time. Hightower has found very little interest...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Free Agent RB Tim Hightower Finally Visting the Big Apple

Back in early April, the New York Giants were reportedly slated to host free agent running back Tim Hightower for a visit. That never happened and it was speculated that he may re-sign with the Washington Redskins. That didn’t happen either and now the five-year veteran will finally make his way to East Rutherford to meet with Big Blue on Wednesday. With David Wilson and Andre...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants rumors: Tim Hightower to visit New York

Washington Redskins free agent running back Tim Hightower was scheduled to visit with the New York Giants in early April, but the meeting never took place. The running back has remained on the Giants' radar, as Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News is reporting that Hightower will meet with the team today. Tim Hightower, the former Redskins running back who was scheduled...
Via NFL Injury Report
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants bringing in Tim Hightower for a visit

According to the New York Daily News, the Giants are bringing in free agent running back Tim Hightower for a visit today. Tim Hightower, the former Redskins running back who was scheduled to make a free-agent visit to the Giants in early April, has rescheduled and is due to arrive in New Jersey for his visit on Wednesday, the Daily News has learned. Hightower had good first few years...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Hall doesn’t believe RG3 will be ready for the season opener

ESPN’s Josina Anderson spoke with Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall who made it clear that he doesn’t believe quarterback Robert Griffin III will be healthy enough for the season opener next season. “I hope Robert [Griffin III] is back on the field next year, trust me. But it will be a miracle if he’s back opening day and I definitely don’t think that’s going to happen...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Would the Detroit Lions be interested in RB Tim Hightower?

With NFL teams required to trim their rosters to the 53-man limit on Friday, a few surprising names were released. On Friday, the Washington Redskins released RB Tim Hightower. Would the Detroit Lions be interested in adding him to the roster given their current situation at the running back position? Currently, the Lions have only two completely healthy running backs on their roster...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL News: RB Tim HIghtower Among Washington Redskins Roster Cuts

The Washington Redskins trimmed their roster on Friday in order to reach the league imposed deadline to have rosters down to the required 53-man limit. There were a few surprise moves from the Washington Redskins. RB Tim Hightower, a player several thought would become the Redskins starting running back this season was released. WR Anthony Armstrong, a player many fans might recognize...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Hightower among Redskins cuts; Jackson suspended

The Washington Redskins cut Tim Hightower on Friday, the latest twist in coach Mike Shanahan's 21/2-year search for a consistent starter at running back. Hightower, who was returning from knee surgery, was one of 23 players trimmed from the roster as the Redskins head into the regular season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 9. Included in the tally was safety...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Hightower Released By Redskins

The Redskins released running back Tim Hightower Friday.Fantasy Spin:Hightower was listed No. 1 on the depth chart at the start of training camp but he never was able to get healthy coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL last season. This eliminates one of the four players fighting for carries with Washington, but the role of lead back in Week 1 is still up in the air.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Hightower among Redskins' cuts

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Hightower is released by the Washington Redskins – Fantasy Football Impact

In one of the more surprising cuts of the preseason,  the NFL Network is reporting that the Washington Redskins have released Tim Hightower.   Coming off ACL surgery, Hightower appeared to be fourth on the crowded Washington Running Back depth chart, behind Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster and Alfred Morris. Fantasy Impact Bump Hightower up your draft board.  Why? Because he will likely...
Via Win My Fantasy League
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Hightower released by Redskins

The Tim Hightower era in Washington has come to an end, as the Redskins have reportedly released the five-year veteran running back. Hightower played in just 5 games for the Skins before suffering a season ending knee injury. He managed just a 3.8 average during those five games, with just one rushing touchdown. His release provides a little bit a clarity for fantasy owners, however...
Via Kramerica Sports
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins release Tom Hightower, Terrence Austin; rumored to swap Anthony Armstrong for Miami RB ...

Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower could not out-run his knee problems. He wull be released from the team today, according to reports on the Twitterverse. Various reports say the Redskins will release RB Tim Hightower. knee didn't respond. not eligible for new IR rule. Have to be w/team on 9/4 — Redskins RReports (@CBSSportsNFLWAS) August 31, 2012 The Redskins...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
August 31, 2012  |  1 Comment

Redskins dump Tim Hightower, hold onto Alfred Morris

Getty According to Grant Paulsen of ESPN 980 in Washington D.C., the Redskins will be releasing veteran running back Tim Hightower. According to a source, #Redskins will release RB Tim Hightower today. — Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) August 31, 2012 Undrafted rookie running back Alfred Morris has made the Redskins’ final 53-man roster. According to a text from Alfred Morris...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Hightower leads Redskin RB race

The Washington Redskins (specifically Mike Shanahan) are notorious for leaving fantasy football owners out to dry, and this season figures to be no different. With a 3 headed running attack, it is anyone’s guess who assumes the lead role, but for the ever important preseason game #3, we have some clarity. Tim Hightower‘s lingering knee injury appears to be the least severe in...
Via Kramerica Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins RB Hightower to play Saturday vs Colts

Tim Hightower is set to play in his first game since reconstructive knee surgery, while two other running backs contending for the Washington Redskins starting job will sit out Saturday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that, barring a setback, Hightower will get some plays against the Colts but not start. Hightower tore his...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Hightower to play, Royster, Helu sit for Redskins

The Washington Redskins won't have Evan Royster for Saturday's preseason dress rehearsal against the Indianapolis Colts. Royster has a sore right knee that the team claims wouldn't keep him out of a regular-season game. An MRI exam came back clean, but Royster and Roy Helu will be inactive for Saturday's game. Helu has Achilles soreness. "I'm not sure...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Shanahan unsure of Roy Helu or Tim Hightower will be ready for week 1

Getty Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan isn’t sure if running backs Roy Helu and Tim Hightower will be ready for week one of the regular season. Shanahan on if helu, hightower will return for opener: “I really don’t know yet.” #redskins — John Keim (@john_keim) August 22, 2012 If neither Helu or Hightower are healthy enough for the season opener...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Hightower Progressing

According to the Washington Post, Redskins running back Tim Hightower (ACL) joined 11-on-11 drills Thursday for the first time this training camp.Fantasy Spin:Hightower is listed as the No. 1 running back on the depth chart, but we don't think he'll finish the season there. Remember, Hightower started out last season as the team's featured back, carrying the ball 25 times...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Evan Royster to get starting nod for the Washington Redskins

With Tim Hightower atop the depth chart for the Washington Redskins but still nursing an ailing ACL injury, Evan Royster will get the starting nod for the Washington Redskins this week as they take on the Buffalo Bills. Royster will get the start but second-year running back Roy Helu will get just as many carries for the Redskins according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Both backs...
Via thepigskinreport.com
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Who Will Be the Starting Running Back?

Mike Shanahan has yet to decide on who the Washington Redskins’ starting running back will be heading into the 2012 season, but that is not a bad problem to have. Photo Credit: Redskins.com Tim Hightower, Roy Helu Jr. and Evan Royster are three outstanding, young backs each with their own talent to boast. Hightower is clearly the most experienced back at the Redskins’ disposal...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Evan Royster took first team reps for Redskins in Training Camp

Proving once again that Mike Shanahan hates fantasy football, Evan Royster, not Tim Hightower or Roy Helu, took the 1st team snaps for the Redskins in Training Camp. Hightower is still recovering from the torn ACL that ended his 2011 season, while the Redskins apparently view Helu as more of a change of pace option. However, it’s Mike Shanahan, so this is all subject to change...
Via The Football Fan Spot
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins interest in Ryan Grant raise concerns about backfield

We are putting two plus two together and probably reaching five, but hey, that’s what bloggers do.  The Insider reported yesterday Washington's concern about the health of RBs Tim Hightower and Roy Helu. Today, NFL.com picked up on a tweet by Jason LaCanfora that the Redskins are thinking about adding Cedric Benson or Ryan Grant to the roster. Few things before i leave...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan won’t commit to Tim Hightower as his starting running back

Getty Images According to Rich Campbell of The Washington Times, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan wouldn’t commit to running back Tim Hightower being the starter going into the season. “We’ll let it play out,” said Shanahan, when asked about the Redskins’ running back situation. Hightower has the most experience compared to Evan Royster and Roy Helu, and that’s exactly...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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