The Washington Redskins plan to re-sign running back Tim Hightower, according to the Washington Times.
“We’re trying to re-sign Hightower,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. “You’re just hoping that he comes back full speed from his knee with the ACL. But, yeah, he’s a potential starter on our football team.”
Shanahan believes that Hightower is a strong fit for the teams outside zone running scheme because of his vision, and ability to explode up the field.
Hightower, who is turning 26, had 321 yards and one touchdown on 84 carries last season. He tore his ACL in the sixth game of the season that ended up sidelining him for the remainder the season last year. His rehabilitation is on schedule and he should be ready to compete in the fall.
“It looks like he’ll be back full speed ready to go,” Shanahan said.
Shanahan also noted that the Redskins would be looking to add five or six running backs to their roster for preseason.