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Tim Hightower looking for another chance


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 “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.

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16 Responses to “Tim Hightower looking for another chance”
  1. speakerfothehouse says: Jul 27, 2014 11:38 AM

    I totally forgot about this guy. Its amazing how quickly the game passes you by.

  2. brokebackbrees says: Jul 27, 2014 11:39 AM

    Would be the starter on Green Bay.

  3. elmaxoh says: Jul 27, 2014 12:13 PM

    He played pretty well just before his injury I wish him the best !

  4. rebelsrevelations says: Jul 27, 2014 12:26 PM

    Talk about a change of pace guy! If he’s really healthy, this guy can do it all! He had great hands, and above average speed. Plus he can produce some power as well! Good blocker too! Not sure about his age though … Gotta’ be at least 28, so not too much time left. But if I was coaching a team, I think I’d take a flier on him, just to see if he’s still got it!

  5. redskins21lakers24 says: Jul 27, 2014 12:33 PM

    Tim Hightower is a good RB

  6. stampnhawk says: Jul 27, 2014 1:09 PM

    Loved him in Police Academy.

  7. beardinals says: Jul 27, 2014 1:19 PM

    Tough to come back in a runningbacks-are-dime-a-dozen league.

  8. ragnarthegreat says: Jul 27, 2014 1:46 PM

    I heard Seattle was bringing in a bunch of RB’s. this guy is worth a look.

  9. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 27, 2014 2:07 PM

    I could see Seattle taking a serious look at Tim.

  10. snyper94z28 says: Jul 27, 2014 2:19 PM

    Good FB player, even better person. Wish him the best.

  11. rg3andthensome says: Jul 27, 2014 2:28 PM

    love this guy!

  12. 12thlegion says: Jul 27, 2014 2:31 PM

    I love seeing positive Hawks comments on stories non-Seahawk related.

  13. swensose says: Jul 27, 2014 2:36 PM

    Go get him carolina, what do you have to lose?

  14. luz56 says: Jul 27, 2014 2:56 PM

    He’s headed to Tennessee I would think to be reunited with the joke of a coach Whuzenhunt

  15. sidepull says: Jul 27, 2014 8:38 PM

    He was always playing hard for the Redskins. Hope he can get on somewhere.

  16. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 28, 2014 8:40 AM

    Wow, so there is life after Police Academy.

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