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Dont'a Hightower returns to Patriots OTAs Thursday

Ryan Hannable
May 25, 2018 - 8:35 am

Dont'a Hightower's absence from Tuesday's Patriots OTA session that was open to the media doesn't appear to be a big deal.

According to pictures posted on the official team website, Hightower was participating in Thursday's session.

This is good news, as it seems the linebacker is fully recovered, or close to it, after having season-ending shoulder surgery last October.

Hightower is entering his seventh NFL season, but hasn't played in more than 13 games since 2013.

The Patriots will hold three OTA sessions next week with Thursday's being open to the media.