Dont'a Hightower

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Ryan Hannable
September 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm
FOXBORO -- Dont'a Hightower hasn't looked himself through three games this season, although some of that may be due to him working his way back after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury. On The Ringer's GM Street podcast this week , former Patriots executive Mike Lombardi suggested...
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Alex Reimer
September 24, 2018 - 10:08 am
The Lions moved the ball at will against the Patriots in the first half Sunday, securing 14 first downs and holding the ball for 12 minutes and 30 seconds in the opening quarter. It was almost like the Patriots had no idea what was coming. Except, they did, which makes their woeful performance even...
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Ryan Hannable
September 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick wouldn't talk about new wide receiver Josh Gordon, but his new teammates did. "He’s a really good player and it’s good to have him here," Rob Gronkowski said. The Patriots saw first hand back in 2013 how good Gordon is, as he recorded seven receptions for 151 yards and a...
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Ryan Hannable
September 05, 2018 - 5:44 pm
FOXBORO -- It's hard to discuss Dont'a Hightower without mentioning his injury history and how he hasn't played more than 13 games since 2013. The linebacker is certainly well-aware of it and noted Wednesday how he took steps this offseason to help prevent them from happening. “The biggest thing...
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Ryan Hannable
July 26, 2018 - 7:53 pm
FOXBORO -- Dont'a Hightower knows how important he is to the Patriots defense. The linebacker is the one that leads the communication up front and that became was clear when he missed much of the year last season. Due to shoulder surgery at the end of October he played in just five games, which...
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Alex Reimer
June 01, 2018 - 9:55 am
The Patriots cavalry is defending Bill Belichick over charges that he doesn’t allow his players to have fun. This week, Patriots reject Cassius Marsh said the demanding environment in Foxboro made him consider quitting football. Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks chimed in as well, mentioning...
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2018 - 3:11 pm
FOXBORO -- After needing season-ending shoulder surgery last October, it's been awhile since linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been spotted on the field. Hightower has participated in several OTAs so far this spring (thanks to Patriots.com photos), but just not at the one the media attended last week...
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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...
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Ryan Hannable
March 05, 2018 - 10:20 am
Bill Belichick and Alabama head coach Nick Saban have a pretty good relationship, which helps when the Patriots have their eye on a Alabama prospect in the draft. As always, there are a ton of Alabama players coming out and one of the bigger names this year is linebacker Rashaan Evans. Evans could...
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Ryan Hannable
December 12, 2017 - 10:24 am
While the Patriots were in South Florida Monday night taking on the Dolphins, Dont'a Hightower was at Gillette Stadium hosting a Papa John's pizza party. Hightower joined the NFL Sunday on a Monday pregame show with Mike Mutnansky and Rich Keefe and gave an update on his health. Hightower had...
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