Tim Hightower Re-Signs With the Washington Redskins

By Emmanual Benton

Tim Hightower and the Washington Redskins have agreed on a new deal – ending Mother’s Day on a terrific note. Hightower broke the news himself via Twitter:

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As reported a few weeks ago, Hightower and Washington maintained interest in getting deal done, even after Hightower visited the New England Patriots in April.

Tim Hightower, 26, is a player Mike Shanahan covets and believes can be a starter for the team. Washington acquired Hightower from the Arizona Cardinals in 2011, trading Vonnie Holiday and a 2012 sixth round pick.

The DC native is enthused about the direction Washington is headed in and wants to be a major part of it. Tim Hightower opened the season as Washington’s starting running back, and accumulated 321 yards on 84 carries with one touchdown. The running back also had 78 receiving yards and one touchdown. Hightower was having maybe his best game of the season with 88 yards on 17 carries before tearing his ACL in the 2nd quarter. It was indeed a blow for Hightower, but he’s now close to full recovery and has been doing on-field workouts for nearly two months now.

Tim Hightower’s blocking ability, decisive running style, and leadership skills is what sets him apart. The Redskins need Hightower to help bring along their rookie QB, Robert Griffin III. With Hightower, Roy Helu and company, the Redskins will have a formidable backfield. I’m excited and pleased to know Hightower is back home. He’s a perfect fit in Mike Shanahan’s one-cut scheme, and I believe could be the Washington Redskins comeback player of the year.

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