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By The Sports Xchange May 14, 2012 2:10 PM
Tim Hightower is ready to give it another run in Washington. The 25-year-old running back, who was an unrestricted free agent, signed on Monday to stay with the Redskins, continuing a tenure that was interrupted in 2011 by a torn ACL. Hightower played in five games for the Redskins in 2011, carrying the ball 84 times for 321 yards and one touchdown and making 10 catches for 78 yards and one touchdown. He was sidelined by the torn ACL in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers and missed the remainder of the season. Washington went 5-11 in 2011, finishing fourth in the NFC East, but were 3-2 with Hightower in the lineup. In three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Hightower did not miss a game. He came to the Redskins via trade following a 2010 season that saw him post careers highs in rushing attempts (153), yards (736) and yards per carry (4.8). To make room for Hightower on the roster, the Redskins waived tight end Rob Myers.