Report: New York Giants Interested in Former Cardinals RB Tim Hightower

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IMarch 28, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 07:  Running back Tim Hightower #34 of the Arizona Cardinals carries the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 7, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings won 27-24 in overtime.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Giants search for players to help in 2013 will continue this weekend.

According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, the Giants will bring in running back Tim Hightower for a visit.

Confirming Giants are bringing in Tim Hightower for a visit as @rvacchianonydn reported earlier

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) March 28, 2013

Hightower is a former running back with the Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins but hasn't played in the NFL since the 2011 season, where he tore his ACL back in October of that year.

The 26-year-old had a bright future when he entered the league, as he was used in both running and passing situations in the offense.

His best overall season was 2009, where he rushed for 598 yards, eight touchdowns and had 428 receiving yards.

As a running back, his strongest year was in 2010, where he had 153 carries for 736 yards and five touchdowns for Arizona.

With Washington, he only played in five games and rushed for 321 yards before the injury.

In 2012, Hightower did attempt to comeback with the Redskins and appeared in one preseason game for them but was cut by Mike Shanahan and didn't find work again.

Later on in 2012, Hightower had surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in the same knee that the ACL was torn in.

With the Giants, he would be competing for the chance to be the third running back on the team with another former Redskin, Ryan Torain.

The Giants released long-time running back Ahmad Bradshaw and are likely going with David Wilson and Andre Brown as the two featured backs in the offense.

But if Hightower is healthy enough to compete, he could give the Giants another option as a pass-catching running back.

For depth purposes, it can't hurt to see what Hightower can offer the Giants in 2013.