NFL teams reduce rosters

NFL teams reduce rosters

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Veteran wide receiver Deion Branch and quarterback Josh McCown were two of the big names cut Friday as NFL teams reduced their rosters to 53 players.

Redskins back Hightower out for season

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee, the team revealed Monday.

NFL: Washington 22, Arizona 21

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Graham Gano booted a decisive 34-yard field goal with 1:45 to play Sunday, handing the Washington Redskins a 22-21 victory over Arizona.

NFL: Washington 28, New York Giants 14

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Rex Grossman threw for two touchdowns and Ryan Kerrigan scored on an interception return Sunday, staking Washington to a 28-14 win over the New York Giants.
NFL: Arizona 43, Denver 13

NFL: Arizona 43, Denver 13

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Kicker Jay Feely accounted for all 16 first-half points on three field goals and a TD run Sunday, powering the Arizona Cardinals to a 43-13 win over Denver.

NFL: Arizona 14, Chicago 9

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Derek Anderson and Matt Leinart each threw a touchdown pass Saturday and the Arizona defense did its part in a 14-9 pre-season victory over winless Chicago.
NFL: New Orleans 45, Arizona 14

NFL: New Orleans 45, Arizona 14

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Drew Brees and Reggie Bush accounted for five touchdowns Saturday, leading New Orleans in a 45-14 rout in an NFC quarterfinal win over Arizona.
NFL: Arizona 41, Chicago 21

NFL: Arizona 41, Chicago 21

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Kurt Warner passed for five touchdowns Sunday and the Arizona Cardinals buried the Chicago Bears 41-21.

NFL: Arizona 28, Houston 21

PHOENIX, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted a pass and ran 49 yards for a late touchdown Sunday, boosting Arizona to a 28-21 win over Houston.

NFL: Arizona 31, Jacksonville 17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Arizona scored three first-half touchdowns, including an 83-yard blocked-field goal return by Andrel Rolle, en route to a 31-17 win Sunday over Jacksonville.

Broncos sign running back J.J. Arrington

DENVER, March 4 (UPI) -- Free-agent running back J.J. Arrington left the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday for a four-year, $8.8 million contract with the Denver Broncos.
NFL: Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25

NFL: Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Arizona's Kurt Warner threw four touchdown passes Sunday and the Cardinals shocked the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 for the NFC title and a trip to the Super Bowl.

NFL: Arizona 30, Atlanta 24

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Kurt Warner threw two touchdown passes Saturday and Arizona topped Atlanta 30-24 in an NFC wild card contest.

NFL: Arizona 34, St. Louis 10

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Arizona Cardinals earned their first playoff appearance in 10 years Sunday with a 34-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams that clinched the AFC West.

Agent says Edgerrin James wants trade

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus says the Arizona Cardinals have rejected a trade request from veteran running back Edgerrin James.
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Tim Hightower
Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower (L) is forced out of bounds by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield (R) after Hightower picked up a first down during the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ December 14,2008. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)

Timothy Michael Hightower (born May 23, 1986 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of the University of Richmond.

As a true freshman at the University of Richmond in 2004, Hightower played in all 11 games for the Spiders and carried the ball 58 times for 161 yards. He also made 19 receptions for 158 yards. In his sophomore year, Hightower played in 13 games and started nine, rushing 142 times for 777 yards and nine touchdowns and catching 21 passes for 163 yards. He finished third on the team in scoring with 54 total points on nine touchdowns.

Starting all 11 games as a junior, Hightower posted career-highs in carries (177), rushing yards (850), receptions (34), receiving yards (269) and touchdown catches (2). He scored seven touchdowns and was a Third-team All-Atlantic 10 selection. In his senior season, Hightower set school season-records with 1,924 yards and 20 touchdowns, carrying the ball 327 times (5.9 avg). His average of 137.43 yards per game rushing led the league and ranked sixth in the nation, earning him an All-Colonial Athletic Association first-team selection.

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