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Redskins' Tim Hightower to start at RB

Updated: August 27, 2011, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- While the Washington Redskins quarterback derby has kept everyone on tenterhooks, the running back competition has become a one-man show.

Tim Hightower, acquired in a trade with Arizona after the NFL lockout, has separated himself from the pack and is all but certain to be the starter for the regular season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

"He's done a good job," coach Mike Shanahan said Saturday. "I'm not going to say he's our starter, but if ...

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