NFL

Hightower among Redskins cuts; Jackson suspended

Share This Story

   
 

WASHINGTON (AP)

The Washington Redskins' decision to cut Tim Hightower is the latest twist in coach Mike Shanahan's 21/2-year search for a consistent starter at running back.

Hightower was one of 22 players trimmed from the roster Friday as the Redskins established their 53-man squad headed into the regular season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 9.

The tally included safety Tanard Jackson, who was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Hightower's departure leaves the Redskins with second-year players Evan Royster and Roy Helu Jr. and rookie Alfred Morris competing for the starting job.

Tagged: Redskins, Tim Hightower

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Best Person in Sports: Keenan Lewis Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Saints CB Keenan Lewis hosts a back-to-school event, giving children medical ser...

NFL Roundtable: New York Jets Posted: Jul 14, 2014
They're a team with plenty to prove and a roster of players primed to get it don...

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...

More Than Sports on MSN