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OLB Donta Hightower - New England Patriots

6-2, 265Born: 3-12-1990College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 25

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He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Feb 3): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Wed Feb 1): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPdSNAPTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
17 at MIA 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 vs HOU 69 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 vs PIT 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 at ATL 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 at ATL PROJ-Norton * 3.5 * * * * * * *

Latest News

Jets | NYJ pulled Dont'a Hightower offer off table? (Fri Mar 17, 12:08 PM) - The New York Jets reportedly pulled their free-agent offer to LB Dont'a Hightower prior to his signing with the New England Patriots due to concerns over his physical, according to NFL.Network's Albert Breer.

Our View: The Patriots know him better than anybody, and they had no problem with any sort of physical condition. Sounds like Jets damage control here after missing out on yet another free agent.
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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower re-signs with Pats (Wed Mar 15, 01:47 PM) - Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) re-signed with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 15, on a four-year deal worth $43.5 million, according to Hightower's agent, SportsTrust Advisors. He will receive $19 million in guaranteed money.

Our View: The Patriots let Hightower explore his options on the open market, and those weren't that exciting for the veteran linebacker. With the Hightower move, it's yet another sign that the best is getting even better and leaving AFC competitors in the dust this offseason.
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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower decision coming (Wed Mar 15, 08:14 AM) - Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is expected to decide on either the New England Patriots, New York Jets or Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, March 15. He's expected to return to the Patriots.

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NFL | Dont'a Hightower down to three teams (Tue Mar 14, 09:23 PM) - Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) has narrowed his choices down to the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. He's 'thought to be seeking' $12 million per year, which would make him the second highest-paid linebacker in the NFL, behind only Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly ($12.4 million).

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Jets | Dont'a Hightower big target for Jets (Tue Mar 14, 04:41 PM) - Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is of great interest to the New York Jets. In fact, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com says the Jets' interest in Hightower 'cannot be overstated.'

Our View: Hightower might have misread the market entering free agency. He could return to the Patriots for a rather 'team friendly' deal, and it's certainly not for the money he expected to get. The Jets could be used for leverage here, but Hightower would likely much rather just stay with the best organization in football.
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