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Latest Tim Hightower Items
There's a strong chance quarterback Robert Griffin III will make his Washington Redskins preseason debut Thursday night without half of the first-stringers on offense.
Not so long ago, the second most visible athlete in Washington, right behind the Redskins' starting quarterback, usually was Redskins' lead running back. You know the names — Larry Brown, John Riggins, Terry Allen, Earnest Byner, Stephen Davis, Clinton Portis.
When Evan Royster looks at film of his second professional start, the Washington Redskins running back doesn't see the 28 yards he gained on a toss to the left against the Philadelphia Eagles last January.
One of the keys to quarterback Robert Griffin III's success in his rookie season with the Washington Redskins is an offensive line that should keep him healthy and off the ground more often than not. On Day 1 of training camp, that line took a significant hit.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will usher in the new era of Washington Redskins football Thursday morning when the team holds its first full-squad practice of training camp. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, with his athleticism, arm strength and charisma, provides reasons for optimism and hope following four straight last-place seasons.
In 2008, the Redskins finished as the NFL's eighth-ranked rushing attack. Clinton Portis ended the season with 1,487 rushing yards, good for fourth in the league. Things haven't been the same since.
Tim Hightower lives by the motto "Purpose Driven," and right now his purpose is returning from a serious knee injury and being a productive running back in 2012. He cleared an important hurdle in that process Monday when he re-signed with the Washington Redskins.
The Washington Redskins have re-established the status quo at running back by agreeing to terms with incumbent first-stringer Tim Hightower. Hightower announced his return on Twitter Sunday night.
Mike Shanahan was in a good mood.