Out At Redskins Park: Hightower and Grossman Speak

As another Redskins training camp session comes to a close, we get a mouthful from two of the team's players: One newly signed. The other, a returning fellow.

We caught up with both.

Washington's new running back, Timothy Hightower, talked to the media about becoming a Redskin, fumbling in the NFL, and more.

Hightower is on a mission. He says he came to Washington "to win". . . and "be great".

"I'm taking advantage of the opportunity", he said.

The redskins acquired Hightower from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for the Skins’ Vonnie Holiday and a 6th round draft pick. Holiday is 35. Hightower is 25. (REWIND: Holiday is 35. Hightower is 25).

This is Hightower’s 4th season in the NFL. Last season, Hightower played in 16 games, including 13 starts, and led the Cardinals in rushing with 736 yards on 153 attempts (4.8 avg.). He also topped the team with five rushing touchdowns to give him 23 over the last three years, tied for the 10th-most in the NFL over that span.

Hightower struggled with missed passes and fumbles. Mike Shanahan, however, really likes his new acquisition. “I like everything about him,” Shanahan said. “He’s a good blocker, an excellent runner. He’s been very productive. Shanahan says Hightower is “just a guy that I’ve watched and I’ve liked.” “I think what Tim has done over the last three years speaks for itself.

Here’s our video of Tim, speaking for himself (leaving many to wonder why he didn’t’ have that opportunity in Arizona).


Rex Grossman spoke for the first time, also, since signing with the Redskins.

He talked about coming in as the team's quarterback behind John Beck, and says he has "no regrets".

"When I'm in a groove, it's pretty hard to stop".

The 'Rexman groove' got him a one year deal with the Redskins.

Watch Grossman on getting back with the Redskins, below.

Grossman gets a surprise visitor during his press conference. Click here to watch.