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Tim Hightower

29-Year-Old Running Back – New Orleans Saints

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Hightower signed with the Saints in the offseason, looking to crack a 53-man roster for the first time since 2011. His best season as a pro came with the Arizona Cardinals in 2010, when he totaled 736...

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/23/1986  College: Richmond  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with Saints in January of 2015.

August 30, 2015  –  Tim Hightower News

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Saints head coach Sean Payton said that Hightower's teammate, Marcus Murphy, will make the final roster.

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Tim Hightower NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 16 143 399 10 2.8 - - - - - 34 237 7.0 0 49 - - - - - -
2009 23 16 143 598 8 4.2 2 1 - - - 63 428 6.8 0 80 - - - - - -
2010 24 Ari 16 153 736 5 4.8 8 2 2 0 0 21 136 6.5 0 42 0 0 0 0 5 4
2011 25 Was 5 84 321 1 3.8 2 0 0 0 0 10 78 7.8 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tim Hightower Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 22 16 7.7 9.9 8.8 9 25 39 - - 2 15 4.8 10 - -
2009 23 16 9.4 13.4 11.4 9 37 26 16 12 4 27 5.4 4 1 0
2010 24 Ari 16 7.3 8.6 8.0 10 46 17 10 6 1 9 3.2 8 6 4
2011 25 Was 5 10.4 12.4 11.4 17 64 12 6 2 2 16 5.2 4 2 1

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Tim Hightower – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

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Tim Hightower 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
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2 @Cle
3 Min
4 @Dal
5 TB
6 @Det
7 GB
8 @Car
9 SF
10 Cin
11 Bal
12 @Pit
13 Car
14 @Chi
15 Atl
16 @TB

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Tim Hightower
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Tim Hightower: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hightower had 10 carries for 31 yards, adding one reception for 10 yards on three targets, in Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens.

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Hightower signed a 2015 contract with the Saints on Monday, Howard Balzer of lockerdome reports.

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The Redskins and Giants are reportedly interested in Hightower, the Washington Post reports.

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Hightower suffered a setback during his rehab and has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee, the Washington Post reports.

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The Washington Post notes that Hightower, who was held out of Wednesday's preseason finale and then released Friday, was spotted walking with a limp in the Redskins' locker room and on the sideline during that contest.

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The Redskins will reportedly release Hightower (knee), the Washington Post reports.

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Assuming the report is accurate, it's a surprising cut by the Redskins, though we suspect that Hightower's balky knee (he is coming off ACL surgery) was a factor. Where he ends up -- and when -- likely hinges on whether or not he has experienced any setbacks with his knee, something we hope to have clarification on soon. Roy Helu, Evan Royster and Alfred Morris remain in the Redskins' backfield mix, but how the team's Week 1 carries are likely to be distributed is a still cloudy situation.
Hightower (knee) and Alfred Morris both sat out Wednesday's preseason finale.

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Hightower (knee) was not wearing pads for Wednesday's preseason game against the Bucs, Rich Campbell of The Washington Times reports.

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2015

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2012

Hightower racked up 399 yards over five games last year, which looks even better when you consider he left two of the contests early. He predictably got just 3.8 YPC, but the Redskins were clearly committed to him as their lead back until a Week 7 ACL tear ended his season. Heís expected to be healthy for 2012, and he re-signed with Washington, where heíll compete with Roy Helu and Evan Royster for touches. It may sound absurd, but Hightower could easily enter the year once again the teamís starter, as Mike Shanahan really values his intangibles. On a Redskins offense that added a lot of parts in the offseason, pay attention to who looks like the leader in the RB clubhouse this summer. A true feature back could put up big numbers in a Shanahan offense that now has Robert Griffin at quarterback. Washingtonís backfield last season combined for 2,240 yards from scrimmage.

2011

Hightower got a career-high 4.8 YPC last season, but his activity in the passing game decreased greatly (his six drops were second most among all running backs), and he lost four fumbles for the second straight year. That was enough for the Cardinals, who traded Hightower to the Redskins for Vonnie Holliday and a late-round pick. With the new situation comes the opportunity to compete for the starting job against Ryan Torain and rookie Roy Helu, Jr. If Hightower can win the job outright, history is on his side as a feature back in Mike Shanahan's offense.

2010

Hightower received the same number of carries last year as during his rookie campaign, but thanks to his YPC jumping from 2.8 to 4.2 and improvement as a receiver, he was much more productive, starting over rookie Chris Wells the entire regular season. Hightower fumbled five times and, put bluntly, isnít nearly the same class of runner as Wells. Hightower remained with the first unit in May minicamps, as coach Ken Whisenhunt continued to overrate seniority, but itís only a matter of time until he becomes a clear backup, likely well before Week 1 of the 2010 season. Hightower can remain a factor at the goal line, however, as heís converted 15 of his 30 attempts for scores the last two years. With Kurt Warner retired and Anquan Boldin leaving, the Cardinals figure to become more run heavy, so Hightower should maintain relevance.

2009

Hightower scored 10 touchdowns during his rookie season, but ultimately his performance had to be considered a major disappointment. He wrestled the starting job away from Edgerrin James midseason but ended up getting an ugly 2.8 YPC Ė the second worst mark in all of football. He relinquished the starting job back to James by seasonís end, and while Hightower excels in short-yardage situations (8-for-13 at the goal line last year), Arizona didnít think twice about drafting Chris Wells at the end of the first round. Wells may be a rookie, but heís the heavy favorite to start, relegating Hightower to backup duty.

2008

Hightower will battle for a backup running back job this summer. If he makes the team, his best bets for fantasy value are if starter Edgerrin James gets hurt or if Hightower uses his big frame to win a goal-line role.