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NFL Free Agency: Redskins Acquire Tim Hightower From Cardinals

The Washington Redskins have acquired former Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower in a trade for defensive lineman Vonnie Holiday and an undisclosed draft pick. The team announced the news in a press release just now.

Hightower is a 25-year old running back that was squeezed out of the Cardinals' backfield with Beanie Wells' emergence and the team picking Ryan Williams in the NFL Draft. Hightower just completed his third season in the NFL, rushing for 736 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 4.8 yards a carry last year, but struggles a bit with fumbles, having accumulated 12 in his career. He will likely be part of a committee approach, along with Ryan Torain, Keiland Williams and rookies Roy Helu and Evan Royster.

Holiday was a veteran presence for the line last year, but new acquisitions made him expendable.

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