The Washington Redskins made a move last Sunday that, while it's taken me a few days to touch on, is a very good move. They resigned Tim Hightower. (I would have written about it sooner, but I was still a little bummed about the Caps) When the Redskins traded for Hightower last year, I was excited about it (see, I can be excited about some things the Redskins do). I didn't feel they had to give up much (Vonnie Holiday and a 6th round pick) for a guy coming off a season where he rushed for 5 touchdowns and over 700 yards. I thought he'd be an upgrade over Clinton Portis. Unfortunately he tore his ACL during the first half of the season and was placed on Injured Reserve.
Hightower became an unrestricted free agent after last season and I hoped he would be resigned by the Redskins. I know they have Royster and Helu, but I think Hightower is the better option. He signed a one year deal which is completely understandable for a guy coming off a knee injury. I'm really curious to see what he can do if he can stay healthy for the season. His rushing yards went up every year in Arizona although his rushing TDs dropped from a high of 10 in his rookie season to 5 before joining the Skins. He also averaged 40 receptions a year for the Cardinals. I feel that he is the kind of running back that can stay in for any down and that helps keep the defense guessing. Here's to a healthy 2012 season for Tim Hightower.