Washington Redskins release RB Tim Hightower

The Washington Redskins have announced that they released running back Tim Hightower in order to trim their roster down to 53 players.

Some people assumed that Hightower would be the opening day starter for the Redskins. As we all know, you can never trust head coach Mike Shanahan when it comes to running backs. The team now has Roy Helu, Evan Royster and rookie Alfred Morris.

Morris has had an impressive preseason up to this point. His play likely played a role in Hightower’s release.

Hightower has played for the Arizona Cardinals and started five games with Washington last season. He’s only 26-years-old so he’ll likely find another team.

As for the Washington Redskins, it’s impossible to tell who is going to be the starting running back there. All three backs will likely see some playing time.