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Saints | Tim Hightower runs over Jaguars

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:38:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower had 27 carries for 122 yards and two touchdowns and three catches for 47 yards in a 38-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower has performed well since taking over the starting gig, and he should be able to close the season on a high note against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.

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Saints | Tim Hightower does little in loss

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:50:33 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower carried 13 times for 54 yards in the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 21. He also hauled in three receptions for 31 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower is best used as a low-end RB2 or flex option in FantasyScore, as it appears he will continue to see the majority of the tailback touches down the stretch.

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Saints | Tim Hightower shoulders the load

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:16:48 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower carried the ball 28 times for 85 yards and a touchdown and added one catch for 10 yards in a 24-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: It looks safe to say that Hightower is going to be the main beneficiary of Mark Ingram's season-ending injury. He could post another solid line against the Detroit Lions in Week 15.

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Saints | Tim Hightower to be No. 1 back

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 08:02:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for the team going forward, with RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) on injured reserve, because of their similar running styles. RB C.J. Spiller's role appears unlikely to change.

Fantasy Tip: The 29-year-old Hightower ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) was signed by the Saints last month and hadn't played in the NFL since 2011 prior to that. He has 12 carries for 48 yards and could be a solid pickup as a flex player for deeper fantasy leagues down the stretch.

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Saints | Tim Hightower could have significant role

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:12:54 -0800

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower could have a significant role in the backfield with RB Mark Ingram's (shoulder) season over. Head coach Sean Payton has praised Hightower for his ability and pass protection. "He's competitive, he's tough, he's been in that spotlight. And for him, it's the confidence that leg is a 100%," head coach Sean Payton said. "So I'm excited to see him play, just like I am with C.J."

Fantasy Tip: Hightower ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has 12 carries for 48 yards in four games with the Saints this year. There's a chance he could be the lead back with C.J. Spiller ($2,000) filling the third-down pass-catching role. Both could be valuable down the stretch in deeper leagues in a flex spot, depending on the matchup. Until we have a better idea how Payton will use them, though, they are long shots on FantasyScore.

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Saints | More touches for C.J. Spiller, Tim Hightower?

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:35:05 -0800

New Orleans Saints RBs C.J. Spiller and Tim Hightower could be in line for more snaps if RB Mark Ingram (shoulder) is out for the season. Spiller is averaging just 13.5 snaps and 5.5 touches per game with the Saints this year for 108 rushing yards, 216 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Spiller has just four touches in the last two games.

Fantasy Tip: Spiller ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has become a fantasy afterthought with the Saints this year after being a popular sleeper pick in the preseason. He would still be worth adding if he's available, but Tim Hightower ($2,000) better fits the role Ingram would leave behind, especially in standard scoring leagues.

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Saints | Tim Hightower re-signs

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:10:44 -0800

The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Tim Hightower to an undisclosed deal Monday, Nov. 2, according to a source. Hightower hasn't played in a regular season game since 2011 due to injuries. RB Marcus Murphy could see more carries for the team after RB Khiry Robinson (leg) suffered a season-ending leg injury.

Fantasy Tip: Hightower will be nothing more than running back depth, at least initially, and he could be fourth on the depth chart behind Murphy. Leave him to the waiver wire for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The New Orleans Advocate - Nick Underhill

Saints | Tim Hightower cut loose

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:49:17 -0700

The New Orleans Saints released RB Tim Hightower Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Saints | Tim Hightower released

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:34:18 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower was released Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Saints | Friday injury report for Week 1

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:45:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe), CB Keenan Lewis (hip) and LB Davis Tull (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. RB Tim Hightower (knee) fully participated in practice and is listed as probable.

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Saints | Thursday practice report for Week 1

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:11:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints LBs Dannell Ellerbe (toe) and Davis Tull (shoulder), FS Jairus Byrd (knee) and CB Keenan Lewis (hip) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 10. RB Tim Hightower (knee) was a full participant.

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Saints | Wednesday practice report for Week 1

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:56:45 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder), LB Davis Tull (shoulder) and SS Jairus Byrd (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Saints | Tim Hightower could make team

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:57:23 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Tim Hightower has a chance to make the team's final roster.

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Saints | Three RBs on Saints' roster

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:29:11 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Pierre Thomas' (Saints) release by the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 4, will save $1.735 million against the salary cap, and he carries an $830,000 "dead money" charge. Thomas would have counted $2.565 million against the salary cap this year. The Saints currently have three running backs on roster: RBs Khiry Robinson, Edwin Baker and Tim Hightower. RBs Travaris Cadet and Mark Ingram are both scheduled to be free agents.

Fantasy Tip: The release of PT cruiser isn't unexpected, since his role had quickly diminished over the last couple of seasons. If Ingram isn't re-signed, Robinson will have a clear path to the lead-back duties in New Orleans. And in an offense as potent as this, that'll make him very intriguing to fantasy football owners. Robinson could head into 2015 as a low-end RB1.

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Saints | Tim Hightower signed to futures deal

Sun, 04 Jan 2015 13:13:43 -0800

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) to a futures contract Sunday, Jan. 4, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Saints | Several work out

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:34:21 -0800

Free-agent FS M.D. Jennings (Bears), SS Kenny Phillips (Eagles), RB Tim Hightower (Redskins), RB Andre Brown (Texans), RB Brian Leonard (Buccaneers) and RB Mikel Leshoure (Lions) worked out with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower at practice

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:17:43 -0700

Former Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower, who suffered a torn ACL in 2011 and a subsequent infection, was spotted at Washington Redskins camp in the past few days. Hightower was medically cleared by doctors two months ago and wants to come back to the game.

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Redskins | Will not add Tim Hightower any time soon

Mon, 20 May 2013 15:43:58 -0700

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen did not rule out the possibility of the team re-signing free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) but said any signing of Hightower will not happen any time soon.

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NFL | Two interested in Tim Hightower

Thu, 16 May 2013 06:53:51 -0700

The Washington Redskins and New York Giants are interested in free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins).

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Giants | Tim Hightower finishes visit and physical

Thu, 02 May 2013 14:33:54 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) completed his visit and physical with the team Thursday, May 2. There is no word on if he will sign with the team or return for a camp tryout next weekend.

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Giants | Tim Hightower could try out for team

Wed, 01 May 2013 09:44:02 -0700

The New York Giants may invite free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) to participate in their upcoming rookie minicamp on a tryout basis if he is healthy.

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Giants | Tim Hightower working out

Wed, 01 May 2013 05:10:43 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) will work out for the New York Giants Wednesday, May 1.

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Giants | Tim Hightower to visit

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:12:40 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) is expected to visit the New York Giants this weekend, according to two sources.

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Cardinals | Tim Hightower works out

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:34:04 -0800

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) visited with the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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Cardinals | Potential RB additions

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:36:11 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals lost RB Ryan Williams (shoulder) to season-ending Injured Reserve, and there are rumors flying around about potential targets either through free agency or trade. One name that makes sense is New Orleans Saints RB Chris Ivory through trade, or former Cardinals RB and current free-agent Tim Hightower (Redskins). However, the latter is unlikely, as he is still not all the way back from a knee issue.

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Redskins | Considered re-signing Tim Hightower

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:44:55 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team considered re-signing free-agent RB Tim Hightower (knee) but he re-injured his knee during rehab and will be undergoing arthroscopic surgery.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower to be cut

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:29:38 -0700

The Washington Redskins plan to release RB Tim Hightower Friday, Aug. 31, according to a source.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower likely starter, if healthy

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 05:41:54 -0700

The Washington Redskins like RB Tim Hightower (knee) as their starting running back if he is healthy; however, Hightower is not fully healthy at the moment, leaving the team's backfield situation up in the air.

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Redskins | Coach has not decided on starting RB

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:22:13 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Evan Royster, Roy Helu, Tim Hightower and Alfred Morris still have a chance to win the starting running back job.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower to play Saturday

Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:40:43 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) will see action in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25; however, he likely will not start.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower has chance to play in preseason game

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:43:42 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Tim Hightower (knee) will be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, as long as he does not have any setbacks prior to the game.

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Redskins | Injury updates

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:07:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Roy Helu (Achilles') did not do much in practice Wednesday, Aug. 22. "He didn't do too much today. A little bit, but not a lot," Shanahan said. RB Tim Hightower (knee) practiced with the scout team and did more.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower misses practice

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:27:28 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, due to personal reasons, according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

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Redskins | Evan Royster legitimately leading charge?

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:38:18 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster looked like the best back in the team's training camp last week, according to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano. People from the organization have given Graziano the impression that they believe Royster has a higher ceiling than RB Roy Helu, if each is healthy. They also think highly of rookie RB Alfred Morris, who isn't out of the mix, in part because health is their chief concern regarding both Royster and Helu.

If Tim Hightower (knee) is healthy, he remains the starting running back.

Head coach Mike Shanahan likes to give his backs something close to a full workload in the preseason in order to evaluate them, which probably means that Royster will play the majority of the Redskins' preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 9. It might be difficult to assess Royster in the upcoming contest because FB Darrel Young (hamstring), OT Jammal Brown (hips) and OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) are out, and OG Chris Chester (ankle) may not play.

Fantasy Tip: In other words, don't read too much into who's starting in the first preseason contest. Fantasy players should file the reported opinions of Washington personnel in their memory banks, however.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower tops depth chart

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:03:36 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) is the No. 1 running back on the first depth chart released by the team Monday Aug. 6.

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Redskins | Evan Royster wants to be No. 1 running back

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:01:56 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster is trying to take over the team's No. 1 running back duties. To win the starting job, he has to outperform RBs Roy Helu and Tim Hightower. "We're all trying to do that. So it's going to be tough," Royster said. "You can't tackle him," head coach Mike Shanahan said about Royster. "He makes people miss. He knows how to cut and he knows when to cut." Royster said he feels comfortable in the offense. He did note that the one thing he wants to improve on is his conditioning, as he felt he wasn't as prepared physically as he needed to be last season.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower making good progress

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:26:13 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Tim Hightower (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, July 26, but is making good progress in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin III thinks one RB will emerge

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:10:51 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he believes one of the team's running backs will emerge as the rusher that will get the most carries this season. Griffin said he believes RB Tim Hightower (knee) will get the first chance to become the main running back as long as he is healthy.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower believed to be favorite for RB job

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:38:48 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) is believed to be the favorite for the starting running back job even though he is still coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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Redskins | Two still not cleared to practice

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:28:24 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) and OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) still have not received medical clearance to return to practice.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower expected to be ready for camp

Thu, 31 May 2012 13:25:14 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he expects RB Tim Hightower (knee) will be ready for the start of training camp.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower misses OTA

Mon, 21 May 2012 11:28:01 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) did not participate in the organized team activities Monday, May 21, but did work with trainers on the sidelines.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower should be No. 1 RB

Mon, 14 May 2012 08:52:00 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) should enter training camp as the No. 1 running back, provided his left knee has recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Hightower provides the most all-around game of all the team's backs because of his pass-protection skills.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower contract update

Mon, 14 May 2012 05:26:32 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Washington Redskins agreed to a one-year deal with RB Tim Hightower. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Redskins | Tim Hightower agrees to terms

Sun, 13 May 2012 22:52:42 -0700

The Washington Redskins agreed to terms with free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) Sunday, May 13. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Redskins | Still in hunt for Tim Hightower

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 23:05:21 -0700

Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) (knee) visited with the New England Patriots Friday, April 20, but the Washington Redskins also remain in the hunt for the services of the four-year veteran, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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Redskins | Remain interested in Tim Hightower

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:19:24 -0700

The Washington Redskins remain interested in re-signing free-agent RB Tim Hightower (knee) but it is not known how much they are willing to offer since he is still dealing with a knee injury. Hightower likely would be the starting running back if he returns.

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Patriots | Tim Hightower attractive due to age

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:56:03 -0700

One reason the New England Patriots might be interested in free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) (knee) is the fact he turns only 26 next month.

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Patriots | Meet with two free agent RBs

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:19:52 -0700

The New England Patriots met with free-agent RBs Ryan Grant (Packers) and Tim Hightower (Redskins) Friday, April 20.

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Redskins | Interested in bringing back Tim Hightower

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:38:25 -0700

The Washington Redskins are showing interest in re-signing free-agent RB Tim Hightower.

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