Hightower saw his first action of the season in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, carrying 11 times for 46 yards. After the season-ending injury to Khiry Robinson, the recently-signed veteran entered Sunday's game when Mark Ingram was digned up in the first half. Ingram was able to return to the game, and Hightower saw just four carries the rest of the way. Hightower should see a handful of touches per game as Ingram's new backup, but Sunday's output is likely a best-case scenario concerning his weekly potential. The Saints will enjoy a Week 11 bye before traveling to Houston the following Sunday.
The Saints signed Hightower on Monday, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. During Sunday's win against the Giants, the Saints' backfield suffered the loss of pass-catching back Khiry Robinson, who has already undergone surgery to repair a broken tibia. Hightower previously displayed some chops as a receiver, racking up 128 receptions in 53 career games between 2008 and 2011. However, he made his last appearance in 2011, so expectations should be tempered in the Saints' upcoming outings.
The Saints released running back Tim Hightower on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. Hightower has been released, signed, and released again by the Saints all in the span of four days. The team appears to like him, and he would have a tough time making a real impact elsewhere, so he may just wait it out and hope the Saints call again.
The Saints reached a contract agreement with running back Tim Hightower on Monday, reports NOLA.com. To make room for Hightower, the team parted ways with wide receiver Seantavius Jones. The team also waived fullback Toben Opurum and added OL Mike McGlynn.
The Saints made a number of changes to their roster on Saturday, per ESPN.com. Running back Tim Hightower and offensive lineman Mike McGlynn were cut. Linebacker Davis Tull, who is nursing a shoulder injury, was put on the injured reserve. New Orleans also added safety Don Jones , wide receiver Seantavius Jones and fullback Toben Opurum to the active roster from the practice squad.
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