Dont'a Hightower

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Andy Hart
July 19, 2019 - 10:46 am
Leading up to the opening of Patriots training camp 2019, WEEI.com will take a position-by-position look at the competition for roster spots and roles this summer in New England. Linebacker Overview: While Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy are back to provide veteran leadership and versatile...
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Ryan Hannable
July 11, 2019 - 3:54 pm
With the Patriots off until training camp, we’re having a series featuring the 15 most important Patriots players for the upcoming season. The countdown will continue for the next several weeks. No. 4 : Dont'a Hightower Position : Linebacker 2018 stats : 48 tackles, 1 sack, 6 QB hits, 1...
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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower
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Ryan Hannable
March 01, 2019 - 1:51 pm
INDIANAPLOLIS -- The Patriots are always in the business is trying to get the best value out of their players. Last season, Dont'a Hightower was ninth on the team in tackles, but yet will have a cap hit of almost $11 million next season. According to NESN's Doug Kyed , the Patriots haven't yet...
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Ryan Hannable
February 19, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Between now and March 13, the day free agency opens, don’t be surprised to see multiple bookkeeping moves for the Patriots. Why? They are always looking to maximize values on all of their players and often this involves players restructuring contracts to take less money. In addition, this is the...
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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower
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Ryan Hannable
February 10, 2019 - 4:39 am
1. Who said winning gets old? It wasn’t just the 1.5 million people at the Patriots’ victory parade in Boston on Tuesday, the outpouring of support has continued throughout the week. Members of the team got a huge ovation when appearing at the Celtics game Thursday night, and then on Saturday fans...
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Ryan Hannable
February 01, 2019 - 4:45 pm
ATLANTA -- Both the Patriots and Rams are fully healthy going into Super Bowl LIII. Both teams had no players on its injury reports released Friday afternoon. Dont'a Hightower was a full participant in practice after missing Thursday's walkthrough due to illness. Malcom Brown (calf) was limited...
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Ryan Hannable
January 31, 2019 - 6:40 pm
ATLANTA -- After having no players on the injury report the last two weeks, the Patriots have had two different players appear on it the last two days. After being a limited participant on Wednesday, Malcom Brown (calf) practiced in full, but Dont'a Hightower (illness) was added. The linebacker...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 5:28 pm
FOXBORO -- It will be cold Sunday in Kansas City for the AFC championship game -- so cold, it could be the coldest game ever at Arrowhead Stadium. As of now, the forecast calls for a high of just 13 degrees and since the game is set for 5:40 p.m. local time, it will be even colder than that, as...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
FOXBORO -- Prior to this year, Dont'a Hightower hadn't played more than 12 games in a season since 2013, but by in large to a new offseason training regimen, the linebacker was able to play in 15 of 16 games. The only game he missed was Week 11 in Buffalo due to a shoulder injury. "That means a lot...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 11:22 am
It was very clear the Patriots frustrated Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in Sunday's divisional round game. The Patriots led 35-7 at the half and completely dominated on both sides of the ball. After scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, the Chargers punted on their next five possessions...
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