Dont'a Hightower

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Ryan Hannable
October 15, 2017 - 5:44 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Patriots allowed the Jets, who had the 29th-ranked offense coming into the game, to rack up 408 total yards of offense and quarterback Josh McCown to throw a season-high 354 yards, but were able to hold on for a 24-17 win. The defense allowed the Jets to score...
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Ryan Hannable
October 12, 2017 - 5:14 pm
FOXBORO -- Last Thursday night against the Buccaneers, Dont'a Hightower played more snaps as a middle linebacker than in any other game this season. He still was used as an edge rusher in the base defense, but in sub packages he was in the middle, like he's been the majority of his career. It...
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Ryan Hannable
October 06, 2017 - 11:52 am
It isn't too often Bill Belichick singles players out, but he did on Friday. Speaking on a conference call, Belichick noted the leadership of Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty this week, a short week leading into their Thursday night game against the Buccaneers on the road. The Patriots were...
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Ryan Hannable
October 06, 2017 - 3:53 am
TAMPA, Fla. — Having the worst defense overall and second-worst defense in points allowed after the first four weeks with the amount of talent the Patriots have, something needed to change. New England switched its defense up a bit Thursday night against the Buccaneers and it paid dividends as the...
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Ryan Hannable
October 02, 2017 - 6:18 pm
FOXBORO -- It has not been a good start at all for the Patriots defense this season. It has allowed an average of 32 points and 457 yards per game, both the worst in the entire league, and team has a record of 2-2 even though the offense has averaged 32.2 points per game. The points allowed are the...
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Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2017 - 11:36 am
FOXBORO -- The following Patriots players are inactive for Week 4 against the Panthers: running back Rex Burkhead, offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle, wide receiver Matthew Slater, offensive tackle Cole Croston, linebacker David Harris, outside linebacker Harvey Langi and core special teams player...
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Ryan Hannable
September 29, 2017 - 4:32 pm
It looks like the Patriots will get Dont'a Hightower back against the Panthers. According to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe , Hightower is expected to play on Sunday. The linebacker injured his knee in Week 1 and missed the previous two games. He is officially listed as questionable. Special teams...
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Ryan Hannable
September 27, 2017 - 1:02 pm
FOXBORO -- After missing last Sunday's game with injuries, Dont'a Hightower, Matthew Slater and Eric Rowe were all present at Patriots practice on Wednesday, which was held on the upper grass field behind Gillette Stadium in full pads. Running back Rex Burkhead was the only player missing. He...
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Ryan Hannable
September 24, 2017 - 11:40 am
FOXBORO -- The following Patriots players are inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans: linebacker Dont'a Hightower, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, cornerback Eric Rowe, outside linebacker Harvey Langi, offensive lineman Cole Croston, receiver Matthew Slater and running back Rex Burkhead...
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Ryan Hannable
September 20, 2017 - 1:39 pm
FOXBORO -- There was good news coming out of Patriots practice on Wednesday held in full pads in the rain on the lower grass field behind Gillette Stadium. After missing last week's practices, Dont'a Hightower, Danny Amendola, Matthew Slater and Vincent Valentine all returned. In addition, after...
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