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Old 07-31-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

I thought this deserved it's own thread. Per Adam Shefter, Skins traded DE Vonnie Holliday and a late round conditional pick for the 25 yr. old Hightower.

Hightower avg 4.8 yds per carry last season.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

wow, what the hell. Didnt give up much.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:16 PM   #3
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

I just asked Grant Paulsen (local beat reporter) if he liked the deal. He responded: Not sure of his role. But initially, yes. I like getting younger/ more competitive at as many spots as possible.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

Another interesting factoid: Hightower is respected for pass-protecting skills. Only 13 #NFL RB's stayed in backfield to block more than his 119 times in 2010.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #5
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

I like the move. He immediately becomes our most versatile RB. Vonnie Holiday is a good dude but he's about done. 25 yr old Hightower for a guy with one year left and a late draft pick.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

Bradshaw surely ain't coming for a visit now,is he?
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

He can be what Keiland would've been at tailback, but probably better, not sure on his pass pro though

Can probably push for starting role
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

Out with the very old, in with the new. I like this trade. We basically get a 25 year old productive RB for peanuts. Thanks Arizona!
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

Good deal, I gotta say.. I always have liked him, he's not all downs back but he plays good. We probably traded away a pick that we got from Patriots or Vikings. But damn, I wonder who will be man out from the crowd that is already crowded.
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

Hightower scored 10 touchdowns during his rookie season, and another 3 in the post season while averaging a meager 2.8 yards per carry. He would rush for a total amount of 399 yards in 2008. Hightower would then become the only Cardinal rookie running back ever to have scored a touchdown in each of his first two games with the franchise. Evetually, he whould go on to score 10 regular season touchdowns (13 including the playoffs), setting a cardinals rookie record. He would score the winning touchdown for the Arizona Cardinals in their last drive of the 2008 NFC Championship Game to propel the Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII (the Arizona Cardinals' first).

In the 2009 regular season, despite exactly the same number of carries (143) he was able to improve his previous 399 yards to 598 yards, an improvement which brought his yards per carry up to a solid 4.2.

Hightower would begin the season well by getting a 80-yard rushing touchdown in a game against the Atlanta Falcons. Hightower would get injured during a game against the Seattle Seahawks and would not be able to play in the following game.

Hightower was traded on July 31, 2011 to the Washington Redskins in exchange for defensive end Vonnie Holliday and a 5th round draft pick in 2012.
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

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Another interesting factoid: Hightower is respected for pass-protecting skills. Only 13 #NFL RB's stayed in backfield to block more than his 119 times in 2010.
good to hear
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

Nice signing. A receiving threat out of the backfield and as previously mentioned the most versatile back on the roster now.
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Re: Arizona RB Tim Hightower traded to Redskins.

if he comes out of camp uninjured,hightower will be the starting qb week 1.
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if he comes out of camp uninjured,hightower will be the starting qb week 1.
So Hightower will beat out Rex and Beck? Nice
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if he comes out of camp uninjured,hightower will be the starting qb week 1.
He isn't THAT versatile.
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