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Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman runs into running back Tim Hightower on a handoff during the opening drive of the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Redskins running back Tim Hightower was excited to square off against Arizona, the team that traded him this offseason. Rookie Roy Helu provided clutch relief with 74 yards on 10 carries. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower believes he's found an offense that suits his talents. Coach Mike Shanahan runs a a similar outside-zone scheme that his college coach, Dave Clawson, ran at the University of Richmond. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower had 23 touchdowns in three years for the Arizona Cardinals. He ran for 72 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants in Week 1 of the 2011 season. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (25) runs the ball and runs out the clock against the New York Giants during the 4th quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (25) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Fred Davis (83) against the New York Giants to tie the game at 7-7 during the 2nd quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr. / The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (25) runs in a touchdown against the New York Giants to tie the game at 7-7 during the 2nd quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr. / The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins RB Tim Hightower (25) picks up a first down against the New York Giants during the 1st quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Sunday, September 11, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower gets a lift from tight end Fred Davis after scoring a touchdown. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Associated press Running back Tim Hightower (left) rushed six times for 70 yards and a touchdown during Washington's 16-3 win at Indianapolis on Friday night. His highlight was a 58-yard run.

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Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on six carries in the Redskins' 16-3 preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts on Friday night. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Redskins running back Tim Hightower (39) escapes a tackle from Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) on a run in during the first half, during a preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Two players vital to the Washington Redskins' success against the New York Giants on Sunday will be quarterback Rex Grossman and running back Tim Hightower. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower breaks free from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds (97) and Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Landover, Md., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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The Redskins acquired running back Tim Hightower from the Arizona Cardinals on July 31 for defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)