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.