Dont'a Hightower

September 11, 2012 - 8:42 pm
The performance of rookies Chandler Jones , Dont'€™a Hightower and Tavon Wilson in the season-opener against the Titans on Sunday got us to thinking: What were some of the best performances by Patriots first-year players in openers? And so this edition of '€œThe Hot List'€ looks at the five...
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Kirk Minihane
September 09, 2012 - 12:04 pm
For the Patriots, the key moment in Sunday's 34-13 win over the Titans came with 11:16 remaining in the second quarter. With the Patriots leading 7-3, the Titans faced a 3rd-and-13 at their own 7-yard line. That's when the two rookie first-round picks made the impact play of the afternoon, as...
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Mike Petraglia
September 06, 2012 - 3:39 pm
FOXBORO -- The man who has seen more on the Patriots defense than anyone else knows the potential of this group. Vince Wilfork sees two first-round picks added in April's draft. He watched as Bill Belichick used his first six picks on defense. He's seen the Patriots draft defense in 12 of their...
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July 28, 2012 - 2:50 pm
FOXBORO -- On the heels of a story from Friday on rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower and trying to balance how to best take advantage of his versatility against his overall professional development , Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio weighed in on the idea that you have to manage...
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July 19, 2012 - 3:51 pm
While there's no information yet on his base salaries, information has started to leak out about the four-year contract that was signed by Patriots rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower . According to Aaron Wilson of, Hightower's contract is worth $7.7 million, with nearly $6.3 million fully...
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July 19, 2012 - 8:26 am
The Patriots officially announced the signing of first-round pick Dont'€™a Hightower on Thursday. Here'€™s the complete transcript of the release from the team: The New England Patriots announced the signing of first-round draft choice LB Dont'€™a Hightower today. Terms of the contract were...
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July 17, 2012 - 8:16 am
We'€™ve run some of this info a few times over the last couple of months, but it'€™s always worth revisiting, especially with camp looming (rookies are scheduled to report to Gillette Stadium on Thursday). Here'€™s another look at the status of the Patriots'€™ rookies and their contracts:...
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June 22, 2012 - 10:34 am
The latest information we have on each one of the Patriots'€™ rookie contracts, as of Friday afternoon: First round Chandler Jones : The defensive end out of Syracuse inked a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year. However, there'€™s one wrinkle in the contract, per Pro Football...
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June 15, 2012 - 10:07 am
Appearing on Mut & Merloni on Friday afternoon, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo discussed his leadership role, good conditioning and some other keys to minicamp. To hear the interview, visit the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page . Mayo, at 26 years of age, is one of the defense's veterans...
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June 05, 2012 - 8:18 am
Here's our latest update on the contract status of the Patriots' rookies. There's no new updates on Dont'a Hightower and Jake Bequette, both of who remain unsigned, but we do have some updated contract info on those who have signed. First round Chandler Jones : The defensive end out of Syracuse...
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