Report: Hightower met with Patriots

Report: Hightower met with Patriots
April 20, 2012, 8:30 pm
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Running back Tim Hightower visited with the New England Patriots on Friday,according to a report.The free agent played in five games for the Redskins last season before suffering a season-ending torn ACL in October.ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots, who lost running backBenJarvus Green-Ellis in free agency,hosted Hightower and Packers free agent Ryan Grant.In recent months both Hightower and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan have made statements about wanting the running back to remain with the team.The Redskins will likely another back this off-season, either via the draft or the nextave of free agency,to join Roy Helu and Evan Royster. Well, assuming the Patriots do not make the inside runner and stellar pass protector an offer he can't refuse.