After two full seasons out of the NFL, running back Tim Hightower is attempting to make a comeback…
Former Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower has not played a down in the NFL since tearing his ACL in 2011.
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Hightower had become the starting running back for the Redskins that year and rushed for a career-high 736 yards in 2010 for the Arizona Cardinals before leaving the team.
He had been a goal-line back for the Cardinals in his rookie season as he rushed for 10 touchdowns after being selected in the fifth round of the 2008 draft.
The running back is currently attempting a comeback with the New Orleans Saints, who may be in need of a running back since Mark Ingram is a free agent.
His ACL injury was initially seemed to be career-ending, but Hightower is still just 28 years old, so a comeback is not completely out of the question.
Ingram’s departure would give Hightower a golden opportunity to compete with Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas for the lion’s share of the carries.
He and former New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips have both signed futures contracts with the Saints.