49ers mulling over Hightower after RB’s visit
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March 17, 2017 - 1:44pm
The Saints physical running back visited the 49ers on Thursday, but left the facility without signing a contract.
Hightower, 30, played for 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and running backs coach Bobby Turner in Washington in 2011.
Mike Davis and Raheem Mostert are the only other running backs on the roster.
Hightower, 6-foot and 220 pounds, has 1,252 total yards, a 4.0-yard per carry average and 34 receptions while backing up Mark Ingram in New Orleans the past two seasons.
Hightower, a fifth-round pick in 2008, has 4,185 career total yards and his 32 rushing touchdowns rank 19th among active players.
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