Before leaving the game, Hightower was an integral part of the offense, racking up 88 yards on 17 carries and he could have been looking at a strong day. Instead, Ryan Torain and Roy Helu took over in the backfield in the Redskins loss. Washington's lone rushing touchdown came from quarterback John Beck.
Hightower began the 2011 season on a high note before injuries slowed him. He ran for 72 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, then 96 yards in Week 2. Since then, he's accumulated just 65 yards, and missed Washington's Week 6 loss to the Eagles.
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