NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Free-agent running back Tim Hightower is planning to visit with the Giants, according to multiple reports.
Hightower suffered a torn left ACL in Week 7 of the 2011 season. The 26-year-old sat out the entire 2012 season after being cut by the Washington Redskins in August.
His meeting with the Giants is expected to happen this weekend, the New York Daily News reported.
Hightower, who spent his first three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, has 24 career rushing touchdowns. If healthy, the Giants could bring him in to compete with Da’Rel Scott and Ryan Torain for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart, the Daily News reported.
The Giants also have running backs David Wilson — the team’s first-round pick in 2012 — and RFA Andre Brown on the roster. New York cut starter Ahmad Bradshaw last month.
Bradshaw told WFAN radio after his release in February that Big Blue said they “had to move on” but mentioned “future possibilities” with the team.
“Like I said, it was mentioned,” Bradshaw said. “(There’s) always a door open on my side.”
Bradshaw reportedly will visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.
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