Redskins' Shanahan says team wants RB Hightower to return

The Washington Redskins want running back Tim Hightower to return, Mike Shanahan told reporters during this week's NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla.

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"We're trying to re-sign Hightower," Shanahan said, via the Washington Times. "You're just hoping that he comes back full speed from his knee with the ACL. But, yeah, he's a potential starter on our football team."

The Redskinsacquired Hightower in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals last offseason. The four-year veteran ran for 321 yards and one score in five games before a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament ended his season.

"It looks like he'll be back full speed ready to go," Shanahan said.

According to the newspaper, Shanahan wants to have up to six running backs in training camp.

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