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Tim Hightower to finally visit the Giants after all

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Free agent running back Tim Hightower was scheduled to visit the New York Giants nearly a month ago but the trip never actually materialized.

Now with the conclusion of the NFL Draft, the visit is back on.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Hightower is expected to visit the Giants on Wednesday.

Hightower didn’t play in the league last season after suffering a torn ACL with the Washington Redskins in 2011. If his knee checks out, he could be invited to try out with the Giants during their rookie mini-camp next weekend.

The Giants don’t appear to have much room for Hightower on their roster. New York has David Wilson and Andre Brown as their first options in the backfield and Ryan Torain and Da’Rel Scott as added depth. However, if Hightower looks to be back to his former self, the version that scored 23 touchdowns in his first three seasons in Arizona, the Giants may take a flier on him and give him an opportunity to fight his way onto the roster.

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6 Responses to “Tim Hightower to finally visit the Giants after all”
  1. jdimauro36 says: May 1, 2013 1:18 AM

    They also drafted a running back in the 7th round

  2. romosmicrodongs says: May 1, 2013 1:49 AM

    as a skins fan loved the guy, alexandria va native but guy just can’t stay out of physical therapy

  3. blackqbwhiterb says: May 1, 2013 5:38 AM

    Why not? The guy seems to be a great locker room presence, a real team guy and he can do a lot of things when healthy. For a vet minimum deal, let him compete for a spot!!

  4. gonavybeatarmy says: May 1, 2013 5:46 AM

    Hightower and Tower- two RB’s the Skins cut despite both earning the league minimum. What does that say about where the two franchises are right now?

  5. kerryc21realty says: May 1, 2013 7:42 AM

    They just want some help in figuring out the redskins offense, shanny doesn’t want him means he’s done

  6. imbetterthanyou says: May 1, 2013 9:20 AM

    “Hightower and Tower- two RB’s the Skins cut despite both earning the league minimum. What does that say about where the two franchises are right now?”

    That one team won a Super Bowl 2 years ago and another team that is, with a gimmick offense that will get their RGIII killed, somewhat relevant for the first time since the first Bush Administration…

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