Dont'a Hightower

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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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Ryan Hannable
October 29, 2017 - 7:13 pm
FOXBORO -- On Sunday, the Patriots played their first game since learning linebacker Dont'a Hightower would be out for the remainder of the season with a torn pec. Since Hightower played so many roles on the defense, it will take many players to pick up the slack, and that is what occurred on...
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Ryan Hannable
October 27, 2017 - 11:07 am
On Thursday, it was learned Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower will be lost for the rest of the season with a torn pec suffered Sunday against the Falcons. Bill Belichick shared his feelings Friday morning at Gillette Stadium. "Obviously we're all disappointed for High," Belichick said to...
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Ryan Hannable
October 26, 2017 - 4:36 pm
FOXBORO -- Any hope Dont'a Hightower would return this season is now gone. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , Hightower had surgery Thursday to repair his torn pec and it went well. The belief is he should have a full recovery for 2018. Hightower has battled shoulder and knee injuries his...
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Ryan Hannable
October 26, 2017 - 4:24 pm
FOXBORO -- On Thursday, word came down Dont'a Hightower reportedly tore his pectoral muscle and is out for the season . David Harris and a few other defensive players reacted to the loss of one their defensive captains. Harris on the injury : “That is terrible news for a guy like Hightower to go...
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Ryan Hannable
October 26, 2017 - 2:02 pm
Over the years the Patriots have been masters of overcoming injuries and inserting new, inexperienced players into big roles and having them succeed. Just look at how the first half of the season has gone without Julian Edelman. It hasn’t been perfect, but Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola...
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