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New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower (34) runs into the end zone for a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (53) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ORG XMIT: GAMS116

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Tim Hightower is starting to get some attention on the open market.

The running back is scheduled to visit the San Francisco 49ers last this week, according to a source.

Hightower rushed 133 times last season for 548 yards with four touchdowns. He also caught 22 passes for 200 yards for another touchdown.

The veteran running back hooked on with the Saints for the 2015 season after being out of football since 2011 due to a lingering knee injury.

During his time with the Saints, he flashed the ability the carry the load by filling in for Mark Ingram as the lead back.

ESPN first reported the visit. 

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