Dont'a Hightower

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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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Ryan Hannable
October 26, 2017 - 10:34 am
The Patriots lost the leader of their defense in Dont’a Hightower for the season on Thursday with a torn pectoral muscle suffered Sunday night against the Falcons. This season he has shown the versatility to line up as an edge rusher as well as in his typical spot in the middle of the defense on...
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Ryan Hannable
October 26, 2017 - 8:41 am
The Patriots defense will be without its most important player the rest of the season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media , Dont'a Hightower is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered against the Falcons Sunday night. Hightower has battled shoulder and knee injuries his whole...
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Ryan Hannable
October 25, 2017 - 8:23 pm
FOXBORO -- Dont'a Hightower's shoulder injury suffered against the Falcons could keep him out a few games. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald , Hightower will miss Sunday's game against the Chargers and could be out a bit longer after that. The extent of the injury is still being evaluated...
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Ryan Hannable
October 25, 2017 - 1:11 pm
FOXBORO -- There was a good amount of info coming from the media portion of Patriots practice on Wednesday. There were five players not spotted including Dont'a Hightower, Malcom Brown, Danny Amendola, Eric Rowe and Harvey Langi. Hightower (shoulder) and Brown (ankle) both left Sunday's game...
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Ryan Hannable
October 21, 2017 - 8:00 am
It wasn’t until basically when the Patriots reached the Super Bowl last year that fans and media totally bought into the defense. Early on this season it has been much of the same critiques, although for valid reason. Going into Week 7, the unit is last in total defense and 30th in points allowed,...
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