The Saints have signed my friend and former Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower to a futures contract, a source confirmed to FOX 8 sports Sunday.

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Hightower has been out of football since the end of the 2011 season with various injuries.

Saints fans may remember Hightower as the player who took the opening play of the 2010 Divisional Playoff game, 70 yards for a touchdown.

Hightower scored ten touchdowns as a rookie for the Cardinals in 2008. His most productive season on the ground was 2010 when he rushed for 736 yards.

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He rushed for 736 yards and scored five touchdowns in his best season for the Cardinals in 2010.

Hightower ran for a 70-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage when the Cardinals played the Saints in the divisional playoff game on Jan. 16, 2010. The Saints won the game 45-14.

Hightower is the second veteran trying to come back from a long NFL layoff to be signed to a reserve/future contract by the Saints.

Hightower hasn’t played in the NFL since tearing his ACL in 2011 with the Washington Redskins.

Congrats Tim, God is Good!