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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 16 May 2013 06:53:51 -0700
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants are interested in free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:34:04 -0800
Free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins) visited with the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, Nov. 20.
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.
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.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:29:38 -0700
The Washington Redskins plan to release RB Tim Hightower Friday, Aug. 31, according to a source.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:38:25 -0700
The Washington Redskins are showing interest in re-signing free-agent RB Tim Hightower.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:34:14 -0800
The Detroit Lions could show interest in free-agent RB Tim Hightower (Redskins).
Mon, 06 Feb 2012 13:56:09 -0800
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Tim Hightower (knee) said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season but would not set a timetable for when he will be ready to practice. Hightower could be ready for the start of training camp because he has been rehabbing his torn anterior cruciate ligament for a while.
Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:39:45 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower said Monday, Jan. 2, that he wants to return. However, it is likely he will need to re-sign a one-year deal since he is coming off an injury. "It's very important, very important (to return)," Hightower said. "I love this organization. Coming back here I didn't realize how much it would mean to me coming back, being around your family and going places with the fans. It was special for me. This is somewhere I would like to play for a long time."
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:26:59 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:38:56 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) said Tuesday, Nov. 1, that he is confident he'll be back in 2012. Hightower is still doing charity work, even as he is on Injured Reserve, and said it is important to attend events and encourage students to live healthy lives. "A huge part of my rehab being a success is doing stuff like this to keep my spirits up. I know everything will work for the good," Hightower said. "So what, I'm hurt. You never know what a kid's going through, so I wanted to still do whatever I can to encourage them." He is confident he'll be able to return in 2012.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:23:10 -0700
The Washington Redskins placed RB Tim Hightower (knee) and TE Chris Cooley (finger, knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 25, ending both of their seasons. Cooley had surgery to fix a broken hand.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:17:18 -0700
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Tim Hightower (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: Shanahan's revolving door of running backs and the fantasy uncertainty that it caused on a weekly basis will now be toned down to just Ryan Torain and Roy Helu Jr. Torain, who was a huge disappointment in Week 7 with just two carries, fits the system the best, but Helu is a must own given Shanahan's lack of loyalty in a featured back. A straight split in carries is a very real possibility. Evan Royster could further complicate the situation if he's elevated from the practice squad.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:56:21 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Washington Redskins think RB Tim Hightower (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 7, according to a league source, and is scheduled to undergo tests Monday, Oct. 24. However, X-rays taken Sunday, Oct. 23, after the game were negative, a league source said.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:02:23 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain is the likely starter heading into Week 8 following the injury to RB Tim Hightower (knee) in Week 7.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 19:42:16 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins and their medical staff strongly believe RB Tim Hightower (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to multiple sources. Hightower is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Oct. 24.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 18:36:02 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Oct. 24, on his injured left knee. He doesn't yet know the severity of his problem, but said he is "determined to come back" this year. Hightower is optimistic he didn't tear his anterior cruciate ligament, and he said he didn't feel a pop.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:44:16 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower rushed for 88 yards on 17 carries in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:52:41 -0700
Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (knee) suffered a left knee injury in Week 7 and was consider questionable to return.