The New York Post is reporting that the New York Giants are scheduled to host running back Tim Hightower tomorrow. The team had planned on bringing in the former Cardinal and Redskin this past March; however, the visit failed to be finalized.
Hightower has been in the league since 2008; however, he has not played since 2011 due to an ACL injury just five games into that season. He has started 41 of the 52 games he has played in, amassing a total of 2,933 yards from scrimmage with 25 total touchdowns.
At 26 years of age, the former fifth round pick would bring a veteran presence to a very crowed New York backfield. The team currently has David Wilson, Andre Brown, Ryan Torain, Da’Rel Scott, Michael Cox, and Jeremy Wright under contract.
One may argue that a healthy Hightower would easily contend for, and win, the starting job. At the very least, he would provide a solid spell for either Wilson or Brown.
The immediate plan is for Hightower to work out and take a physical for the team on Thursday, with hopes of inviting the former Richmond Spider to the team’s first mini-camp held May 10 – 11.
It would be safe to assume that Giants fans are hoping the back is healthy enough to be given a chance to repeat the success he found early in his career. Hightower scored the eighth most rushing touchdowns in his rookie season of 2008 with ten.