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Latest Tim Hightower Items
As doctors expect Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to rehabilitate his surgically repaired right knee ligaments and meniscus in time for the 2013 season, teammate Tim Hightower is proof that timetables are nothing more than frameworks established by precedents.
It was the first week of Washington Redskins training camp when Alfred Morris entertained the question. Darrel Young was hurt, and the unassuming sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic was asked if he had been asked by the coaching staff to fill in at fullback.
If the so-called rookie wall is in front of Alfred Morris, he doesn't see it. He doesn't feel it. His legs seem fresh. His muscles feel good. Mentally, he is sharp.
Back in the state in which he grew up and played college football, Alfred Morris found a comfort zone quickly.
Ryan Grant had already worked out for the Bears and was in Chicago on the way to take a physical when he had to make a choice. Along with that possibility, the Washington Redskins put in an offer.
Alfred Morris said he was "in awe" of the situation. He didn't have the same spotlight on him as Robert Griffin III, but the Washington Redskins' sixth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic still was making his NFL debut in front of 70,000-plus fans at the Superdome.
Even after cutting Tim Hightower, the Washington Redskins believe in their depth at running back with Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster and rookie Alfred Morris. All three are healthy and eager to contribute in Week 1 and beyond. So who will get the bulk of the carries Sunday at the New Orleans Saints?
Mike Shanahan has decided on who will start at running back for the Washington Redskins in their season opener against New Orleans on Sept. 9, but he intends to keep it a secret until gameday.
Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut Friday as teams whittled their rosters to the 53-man maximum.