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Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Tim Hightower really wants to beat the Cardinals

The Washington Redskins spent Monday reviewing film of Sunday’s 28-14 victory over the New York Giants so they could start addressing their problem areas. They’ll turn their attention to the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday.


Tim Hightower (25) rumbles for a 1st down during 1st quarter action Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)
But running back Tim Hightower has had Sunday’s home date with his former team circled on his calendar since the Cardinals traded him to Washington for Vonnie Holliday and a draft pick on July 31.

Arizona drafted Hightower out of the University of Richmond in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. During three seasons, the 6-foot, 223-pound Hightower started 36 out of 48 games, rushed for 1,733 yards and 23 touchdowns while averaging 3.9 yards per carry,. He shared running back duties with Edgerrin James as a rookie and Beanie Wells in 2009 and 2010.

Hightower calls playing for the Redskins a dream come true, but he’s definitely looking forward to sticking it to his former team with an impressive performance Sunday.

“It’s going to be special. I’m going to have a hard time sleeping,” said Hightower, who on Sunday rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. “I’m going to want to live here and be prepared as much as I can. You’ll see me getting my teammates a little extra motivated this week, make sure the coaches on defense have some tricks up their sleeves, and that they’re scheming right. I want to win this game, and we’re going to win this game, but I want to win this game. This one means a lot to me.”

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