Before contacting Ryan Grant this week, the Redskins reached out to former starting tailback Tim Hightower about replacing the injured Roy Helu Jr.
Hightower, however, still has not recovered fully from the ACL surgery he had last November. In fact, Shanahan said Hightower recently suffered another setback in his recovery.
It was my understanding that Tim was going to go in for a little scope, he said. He re-injured it in his rehab and it was a little bit sore. Hes the first guy that we talked to but obviously that was not going to work out.
Hightower was released on cut down day last month.