Dont'a Hightower

May 14, 2012 - 12:14 pm
FOXBORO -- Of all the players at rookie minicamp this past weekend at Gillette Stadium , the one that could have taken issue with the fact that he was there was Markell Carter . The defensive end/outside linebacker was maybe the most productive member of the Patriots'€™ practice squad last season...
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May 11, 2012 - 9:35 am
FOXBORO -- After a college career that included working as the defensive centerpiece on a national championship team, linebacker Dont'€™a Hightower is back to square one. The rookie out of Alabama was one of a handful of young guys who opened up their professional football careers at rookie...
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May 04, 2012 - 4:36 am
Mike Mayock of the NFL Network weighed in on the Patriots' draft in the latest edition of "The Rich Eisen Podcast." Saying that New England's ability to get two starters for the front seven in Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower was a "huge win," he was effusive in his praise of Bill Belichick and...
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April 30, 2012 - 8:22 am
Here's a look at who will be representing each one of New England's seven draft picks at the negotiating table: First round Chandler Jones: The former Syracuse defensive end is repped by the agency of Lock, Metz, Malinovic and Panos, a group that had 13 athletes selected in the NFL draft ,...
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Mike Petraglia
April 28, 2012 - 9:17 am
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick knows a good thing when he sees it. Judging by the his draft picks of recent years, it's pretty safe to say that he believes Southeastern Conference football is a very, very good thing in terms of providing a productive pipeline of NFL talent. In the first two days, the...
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April 27, 2012 - 5:15 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots made their third trade of the draft on Friday night, sending the No. 62 overall pick -- their second second-round selection of the draft -- to Green Bay for a third-round choice (No. 90 overall) and a fifth-round pick (No. 163 overall). The two picks that were acquired in...
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Mike Petraglia
April 27, 2012 - 6:22 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots under Bill Belichick had traded up in the first round just twice since he came to Foxboro in 2000. On Thursday night, they matched that total in a span of 15 minutes. At 10 p.m., the Patriots struck a deal with the Bengals to trade them their 27th overall pick and their...
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April 26, 2012 - 9:31 pm
Here's the complete transcript of Dont'a Hightower 's Q&A with the media Thursday night after he was drafted by the Patriots: Where were you when got the call? "I was in New York. I was with my mom, my sister, my best friend, my girlfriend and a couple other people and my teammates." Were you...
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April 26, 2012 - 6:57 pm
FOXBORO -- Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio mentioned it a few times over the course of the offseason -- when asked what stood out for him about this draft, he made it a point to mention the front seven. And on Thursday night, New England went out and acquired itself two premier...
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DJ Bean
April 26, 2012 - 6:26 pm
The Patriots traded up for a second time Thursday, as they moved from No. 31 to No. 25 and get Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower . The Pats sent their fourth-round pick to the Broncos in the deal, meaning that their only remaining picks in the draft are the two second-round picks they have Friday...
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