It has been a long time since we’ve seen running back Tim Hightower in an NFL game.
Hightower tore his ACL during the 2011 season and failed to make the Redskins roster out of camp in 2012 while still struggling with issues in his surgically-repaired knee. Hightower later discovered that he had an infection that was standing in the way of a full recovery.
The pace of his recovery picked up from there and Hightower was fully cleared to make a return to action a couple of months ago. Now he’s just looking for a team willing to take a shot on him.
“There’s curiosity [by teams]. ‘It’s been two years, if he’s healthy we’ll give him a physical and give him a workout and see where he is,'” Hightower said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “That’s all I ask.”
Hightower was at Redskins camp on Saturday and said that there have been informal discussions with the team about a return. Hightower will wait until he gets something more formal from Washington or elsewhere as he tries to jumpstart his career this summer.