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Rookie Hightower best fit for Cardinals

Football Outsiders examines the emergence of Cardinals RB Tim Hightower.

Originally Published: November 10, 2008
By Bill Barwell | Football Outsiders

The move from Edgerrin James to Tim Hightower is another sign that Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't hesitate to put who he feels are his best players in the lineup, regardless of how much they make or how big their "name" is. In this case, it pushes a player signed by the previous staff and with two years and $10 million left on his contract to the bench.

What makes the move interesting is there's no real evidence that Hightower's a better back than James. If you ...

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