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Giants take a look at Tim Hightower

Tim Hightower AP

Tim Hightower, a free agent running back who once appeared to have a great deal of potential but hasn’t played since a serious injury a year a half ago, is getting a look from the Giants.

Hightower is expected to visit Giants this weekend, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

A 2008 fifth-round pick of the Cardinals, Hightower was a solid player for three seasons before he was traded to Washington, where he became the starter in 2011 but suffered a torn ACL in the fifth game of the season. That was his last NFL game.

In his four-year career, Hightower has 523 carries for 2,054 yards and 24 touchdowns, plus 128 catches for 879 yards receiving. If he were to sign with the Giants, he’d likely be third on the depth chart behind David Wilson and Andre Brown. Free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to sign elsewhere.

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19 Responses to “Giants take a look at Tim Hightower”
  1. skeebo80 says: Mar 28, 2013 8:40 AM

    Forgot all about ol Tim

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Mar 28, 2013 8:53 AM

    Good enough.

  3. mhohmann says: Mar 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    Just sign Cruz already!

  4. paulsmith107 says: Mar 28, 2013 9:19 AM

    Hightower oh snap if they sign him its another great move by Jerry Reese. Giants in 2013 it’s gonna be so sweet to watch them in their own stadium for the superbowl this year. Bahahahahahaha in Reese we trust we will miss the playoffs again

  5. iamapatsfan says: Mar 28, 2013 9:30 AM

    I wondered what happened to this guy. I always liked him. Seemed like a hard working team player, then dissapeared off the face of the map. I hope he gets another chance.

  6. bkostela says: Mar 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    paulsmith107 says:
    Mar 28, 2013 9:19 AM
    Hightower oh snap if they sign him its another great move by Jerry Reese. Giants in 2013 it’s gonna be so sweet to watch them in their own stadium for the superbowl this year. Bahahahahahaha in Reese we trust we will miss the playoffs again
    ____________________________

    you said the same thing about the giants’ rueben droughns signing in 2007

  7. bkostela says: Mar 28, 2013 9:42 AM

    the giants don’t win free agency, they win championships.

  8. dwoofer says: Mar 28, 2013 10:00 AM

    Hightower is a nice guy. As a Cardinal, he was not good as an every-down back. Averaged 2 to 3 yds per carry. But one thing is sure: inside the 10 yard-line, he is an automatic touchdown. What a nose for the goal line!

  9. nyg7070 says: Mar 28, 2013 10:27 AM

    Its funny how paulsmith107 lurks on Giants sites. I know the lure of following a winning team but stay on the Redskins sites… Or at the very least make some sense and act like you know something about football. If Hightower is healthy, he is a great pass catching third down back that could add soild depth to any team.

  10. kingdm8 says: Mar 28, 2013 10:47 AM

    Hightower is a very good north-south runner who runs hard and punishes defenders. However, he has a tendency to put the ball on the carpet, which is why he ended up in Whisenhunt’s doghouse. That said, in retrospect, Whiz should’ve traded Beanie to the Skins and worked with Hightower on his fumblitis. Coughlin did it for Tiki, I’m sure someone in the desert could have done it for Tim. He would be a good signing for the Giants if he is back to full health.

  11. britishteeth says: Mar 28, 2013 10:48 AM

    I loved him in Police Academy.

  12. paulsmith107 says: Mar 28, 2013 10:50 AM

    Teams that make the playoffs all the time and win a few games here and there and still win superbowls are great teams ie ravens steelers pats New Orleans. See the giants aren’t even the best team in a crappy division lets be honest in 2011 you were lucky to have competed against the crapy cowboys for the division or it would have been four straight years of no playoffs. So you snuck in and took everyone by surprise because everyone knew the truth your team sucks hence the two seasons of missed playoffs before and then beatten out by the redskins with an all rookie backfield lol. Face it that was it no more runs left in this broken dog. As with the working class in America this working class team is bankrupt

  13. beardinals says: Mar 28, 2013 10:51 AM

    Don’t forget what got him shipped out of AZ…. fumble-itus.

  14. weaponx73 says: Mar 28, 2013 11:26 AM

    Paul please so you are saying we got a super bowl because we sucked and other teams just gave us the games? Right because those other teams would have hated winning a super bowl and all the big fat money that comes with it. Oh and when was the last time those elite always in the playoff teams win their last Super Bowl oh yea around the time we won the first of our two “lucky” Super Bowls. Must really irk you that when the G-men hit the playoffs they take care of buisness while your team watches RG3 and prays he will win the game by himself.

    And to think all this time Dan Snyder sunk billions into players and all he had to do to win was buy a rabbits foot at the dollar store.

  15. boyshole25 says: Mar 28, 2013 11:39 AM

    He doesn’t fumble anymore and is a great back wish he was still in Washington

  16. rdav29 says: Mar 28, 2013 12:34 PM

    I’d rather have Sweetchuck than Hightower

  17. giantsfan2104 says: Mar 28, 2013 12:48 PM

    Apparently, paulsmith107 has developed the same mental illness as logicalvoice, and flavordave.

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 28, 2013 1:08 PM

    He’s slow. Always has been, honestly.

  19. njkid says: Mar 28, 2013 8:19 PM

    @ giantsfan 2014 LMAO nice one, he def has that illness.

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