Dont'a Hightower

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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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Ryan Hannable
December 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
FOXBORO -- Prior to this year, Dont'a Hightower hadn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2013. That will change this year, as he's already played in 14 of the 15 games with the only game missed coming in late October at Buffalo due to a knee injury. Hightower acknowledged Friday he...
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Ryan Hannable
December 26, 2018 - 1:48 pm
FOXBORO -- After tearing his pec last October and missing the majority of the season, Dont'a Hightower has been on the field for all but one game this year. In 14 games, Hightower has 46 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and an interception. His 46 tackles are ninth on the team, but Bill Belichick...
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Ryan Hannable
December 17, 2018 - 10:03 pm
It’s been an unusual year in New England when it comes to the Patriots. At 9-5 with two weeks remaining, the Patriots are already guaranteed to have the most losses in a season since 2009 and also have a real chance to play on wild card weekend for the first time since that year as well. There’s no...
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Ryan Hannable
October 25, 2018 - 5:09 pm
FOXBORO -- Another week, another long injury report for the Patriots. There are 12 players on the injury report Thursday, including some new names -- Sony Michel (knee), Brian Schwenke (foot) Trent Brown (ankle) and Dont'a Hightower (knee). Michel and Schwenke missed Thursday's practice, while...
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Ryan Hannable
October 24, 2018 - 10:21 am
Dont'a Hightower usually doesn't play much special teams, but the Patriots saw something against the Bears and it paid off. The Patriots linebacker blocked a punt, which was recovered by linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. This gave the Patriots a 31-24 lead at the...
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Ryan Hannable
October 18, 2018 - 5:34 pm
FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower had arguably his best game of the season last Sunday against the Chiefs. Hightower was all over the field and had an interception of Patrick Mahomes, which set up a first half touchdown for the Patriots. The linebacker has noted he's still working his...
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Ryan Hannable
October 10, 2018 - 9:17 am
FOXBORO -- After struggling in Weeks 2 and 3, the Patriots defense has seemingly put things together to get back on track. Overall, the unit is ranked 16th in the league, but ninth in points allowed, allowing an average of 21.6 points per game. There's no question the defense has gotten better as...
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Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2018 - 11:30 am
For as much as Dont'a Hightower hasn't been himself the first three weeks of the season, he seemed to pick things up Sunday against the Dolphins. Hightower had his best game of the season despite only having two tackles, but he was swarming to the ball and was the signal-caller after the team lost...
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