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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Injured for the last 2 seasons, probably a longshot for our 53. Saints signed RB Tim Hightower to a reserve/future contract. Hightower, 29 in May, tore his left ACL in 2011 and has been out of the league since. He's ...

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Injured for the last 2 seasons, probably a longshot for our 53.

Saints signed RB Tim Hightower to a reserve/future contract.

Hightower, 29 in May, tore his left ACL in 2011 and has been out of the league since. He's had a workout here and there, but an infection in his knee derailed his comeback. Hightower was medically cleared just last spring. He'll spend the offseason with the Saints and try to earn a spot in a backfield that could lose both Mark Ingram (free agent) and Pierre Thomas (potential cap casualty)

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Old 01-04-2015, 03:08 PM   #2
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He's only 28, and IF (big IF) he's fully healed he can pound the rock.
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Championship!
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big if is right. the annual time to fill the camp with the walking wounded and see if one can make it.
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Diversion, we're either going after C J Spiller, Shane Vereen, Darren McFadden or a running back in the first three rounds...
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PT will count 2.5 mill vs the cap next year, with 830,000 dead if we cut him. Seems worth the extra 1.7 to keep him around
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Diversion, we're either going after C J Spiller, Shane Vereen, Darren McFadden or a running back in the first three rounds...
Buyers' Market:

RB Jonathan Dwyer ARI 26
RB Jacquizz Rodgers ATL 25
RB Justin Forsett BAL 30
RB C.J. Spiller BUF 28
RB Chris Ogbonnaya CAR 29
RB Benjarvus Greene Ellis CIN 30
RB Cedric Peerman CIN 29
RB Lance Dunbar DAL 25 R
RB DeMarco Murray DAL 27
RB Mikel Leshoure DET 25
RB Ahmad Bradshaw IND 29
RB Jordan Todman JAX 25 R
RB Joe McKnight KC 27
RB LaMichael James MIA 26 R
RB Knowshon Moreno MIA 28
RB Daniel Thomas MIA 28
RB Matt Asiata MIN 28 R
RB Brandon Bolden NE 25 R
RB Stevan Ridley NE 26
RB Shane Vereen NE 26
RB Bilal Powell NYJ 27
RB Darren McFadden OAK 28
RB Chris Polk PHI 26 R
RB Ryan Mathews SD 28
RB Frank Gore SF 32
RB Alfonso Smith SF 27
RB Bobby Rainey TB 28 R
RB Roy Helu WAS 27

Even a 30+ guy could be a serviceable placeholder for a year. Gore had 1100 yards this year.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:31 PM   #8
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Buyers' Market:

Even a 30+ guy could be a serviceable placeholder for a year. Gore had 1100 yards this year.
Darn tootin'...

The draft is stacked with'em, too. We could get a pretty danged good one in the mid-to-late rounds.

Or as an UDFA (*cough, cough* Pierre Thomas, C. Ivory, K. Robinson)...
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Darren McFadden = made of glass
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I remember when he ripped off that 75 yard run against us in the divisional playoff game against the Cardinals 5 years ago. That's all I know about him though.
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