Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Saints worked out running backs Trent Richardson and Travaris Cadet on Monday, but it appears as though they preferred to go with someone they’re familiar with.
Hightower, 29, signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints back in January, as he attempted a comeback in the NFL. However, he was unfortunately released a few days into the 2015 season.
The Saints later brought him back only release him a few days later.
Hightower last appeared in an NFL game during the 2011 season while playing for the Redskins.