With the heavy focus of Redskins' free agent attention on London Fletcher
Rex Grossman and Laron Landry, one key guy that has been over-looked is Tim Hightower. Immediately after the trade with Arizona, Redskins fans were instantly juiced to see Hightower run. Personally, (like everyone) I had become numb to all of Clinton Portis' "fall forwards" when the 1-in-a-million holes opened up. Sadly, Hightower tore his ACL and the Redskins pass-protection and running game seemed to have met the knife too.
- Last season he had a 1-year, $1.2 million contract.
- Earlier this week, Hightower was CRYSTAL clear he wants to stay in D.C. (He was born in Alexandria, VA and went to University of Richmond).
- In 2011, averaged a modest 3.8 yards per carry. He never broke 100, but Skins were 3-2 including the game he went down in.
Personally, I think it will be a low offer for low years. Somewhere in the range of $2mil a year for 2 years. The Redskins have too many bargaining chips on the table with Helu, Royster, and the next RB they plan to draft to risk getting stuck with a salary hit for 2013 if for some reason Hightower doesn't return to his original form.