The Tim Hightower experiment has ended in Arizona. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Hightower is on his way to the nation's capitol, traded for defensive end Vonnie Holliday and a draft pick that's supposedly based on Hightower's playing time in Washington. If the Redskins maintain their current roster, they'll have seven running backs on their team: Ryan Torain, Keiland Williams, James Davis, Shaun Draughn, rookies Roy Helu and Evan Royster, and now Hightower. Mike Shanahan sure does like to make life hell for fantasy football owners doesn't he?
As for Arizona, they get an old defensive end (Holliday is 35) and a draft pick. They must think Hightower is done, because otherwise it's hard to understand this move. Perhaps the Cardinals are so assured that Ryan Williams is the real deal that they felt that Hightower was no longer indispensable; pairing Williams with the promising Beanie Wells might be exactly what Arizona needs to get the run game going in Phoenix.