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8-7-1, 3rd in NFC East
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Wise calls for Washington to hire black GM (2:17)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Redskins running back Tim Hightower visited Washington today, but no deal is in the works as of now, per a source. Hightower played with the Redskins in 2011, before injuring his knee and missing the next three seasons. He spent the last two years with New Orleans. The Redskins have five running backs under contract. They could add another back in the draft or as an undrafted free agent. The Redskins have used this period to meet with veteran backs before, notably Pierre Thomas two years ago. In much the same way, Hightower likely would be viewed as an insurance option down the road.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Free agent RB Tim Hightower is visiting the Redskins on Wednesday, per source – considering a possible reunion after he played there in 2011 before suffering a torn ACL. Hightower, 30, was out of the NFL for three-plus seasons after that because of an undiagnosed infection. But he has made a remarkable recovery with the Saints over the past two years, combining for 923 rushing yards, 329 receiving yards and nine touchdowns as a backup to Mark Ingram. Returning to the Saints is still an option for Hightower, per source. He also visited the 49ers last week and may take one more visit.

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Redskins need more help at corner, both lines

As free agency enters its second week, the Redskins are still looking for help. Here's a breakdown of how many players they might add at each position.

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3dMike Sando

Why the Skins might be just fine at wideout

Replacing DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon with Terrelle Pryor is worrisome, but one offensive coordinator has faith in Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have re-signed exclusive rights free agent tackle Ty Nsekhe, the team announced. Nsekhe started four games in 2016 and has become a valuable third tackle behind starters Trent William and Morgan Moses.

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Have Giants surpassed Cowboys as NFC East favorites? (1:58)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed free agent linebacker Chris Carter and are hosting his former Colts teammate, defensive back Darius Butler, a source said. Butler, a former second-round pick by New England, played a variety of roles with Indianapolis last season: corner, nickel corner and safety. He provides depth in the secondary for Washington. Carter will be with his fifth organization since entering the NFL in 2011. He has primarily been a backup.

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9dJohn Keim

Redskins release veteran DE Jean Francois

Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois was released by the Washington Redskins on Wednesday. He started six games and had 1.5 sacks in 2016, his second year with the team.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood to a two-year contract, keeping an effort guy in their rotation. They also signed offensive lineman Vinston Painter. Hood started at both end and nose tackle, where he played out of necessity.

Team Stats

Passing Yards297.42nd
Rushing Yards106.021st
Points For24.812th
Points Against23.919th