Tim Hightower Released By Redskins, According To Report

The Washington Redskins will be releasing running back Tim Hightower on Friday, according to a report by Grant Paulsen.

Hightower was attempting to return to the team's running back rotation after tearing his ACL last season. He practiced in pads for the first time since the injury on Aug. 22 prior to playing in Washington's final preseason game against the Colts last Saturday.

Originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 149 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, Hightower was acquired by the Redskins via trade when the club sent defensive end Vonnie Holliday and a sixth-round pick to Arizona in 2011.

Hightower appeared in five games with the Redskins rushing for 321 yards and one touchdown on 84 attempts.

To stay up to date with all of the Washington Redskins roster cuts, be sure to check out Hogs Haven's cut tracker.

For more analysis on the Redskins moves, be sure to check out SB Nation DC and the blog Hogs Haven. Also, be sure to check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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