Saints To Re-Sign Tim Hightower

With Khiry Robinson sidelined for the remainder of the 2015 season, the Saints are filling his spot on the roster by bringing back free agent running back Tim Hightower, according to Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune (via Twitter).

Hightower, 29, hasn’t appeared in an NFL regular season game since the 2011 season, when he started five games for Washington. The former fifth-round pick, who had some productive seasons with the Cardinals early in his NFL career, was attempting a comeback this year, and had a solid preseason with the Saints. However, we was cut by the team in September before seeing any regular-season snaps.

The Saints reportedly brought in multiple running backs for workouts today before deciding on Hightower. Ian Rapoport of tweets that former third overall pick Trent Richardson was among the backs who earned a look from New Orleans, while Nick Underhill of The Advocate tweets that ex-Saint Travaris Cadet also met with the club.

Hightower will join a Saints backfield that also features Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller, and undrafted rookie Marcus Murphy, who contributes primarily in a return role.

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