Dont'a Hightower

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Ty Anderson
September 08, 2017 - 1:41 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots came into Thursday’s season opener a battered mess, down multiple key weapons and expected contributors, and their collective health somehow got worse in what finished as a 42-27 Week 1 waxing at the hands of the visiting Chiefs. With Julian Edelman done for the season with...
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Ryan Hannable
September 06, 2017 - 7:04 pm
Even though the Patriots have played four preseason games, there are still a few questions with how the team will look this season. Some of the questions are due to the number of injuries the team suffered in the preseason, but some also relate to the new players the team acquired in the offseason...
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Ryan Hannable
September 05, 2017 - 11:40 pm
Two days before the season opener against the Chiefs, the Patriots have announced their captains for the 2017 season. The captains for this year are Tom Brady, Dont'a Hightower, Matthew Slater, Rob Gronkowski, Devin McCourty, David Andrews and Duron Harmon. Brady has been a captain since 2002,...
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Ryan Hannable
September 04, 2017 - 5:58 pm
The first injury report of the season came out on Monday and it gave some good news for two key members of the team. After being banged up this summer, Nate Solder and Dont'a Hightower appear at full strength for the season opener, as both players were not listed on the injury report. Although...
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Ryan Hannable
August 28, 2017 - 9:46 am
With the NFL season fast approaching, ESPN has unveiled its top 100 players for the 2017 season . The list includes seven members of the Patriots: Tom Brady (No. 1), Rob Gronkowski (No. 11), Brandin Cooks (No. 45), Dont'a Hightower (No. 54), Devin McCourty (No. 55), Malcolm Butler (No. 56) and...
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Ryan Hannable
August 25, 2017 - 12:12 pm
Most of the Patriots starting defense should play into the third quarter Friday night, but it will be without a few of its key members. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , Dont'a Hightower, Elandon Roberts and Shea McClellin did not make the trip to Detroit and thus will not play against the Lions...
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Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2017 - 10:48 pm
FOXBORO — It was a strange couple of days for Dont’a Hightower this past March when free agency began, as a few days went by and he hadn’t re-signed with the Patriots or signed with any other team. After visits with the Jets and Steelers, ultimately the linebacker signed with the Patriots for four...
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Ryan Hannable
August 23, 2017 - 8:09 am
FOXBORO -- For the first time since Super Bowl LI, Dont'a Hightower spoke to reporters on Wednesday morning at Gillette Stadium. A lot had happened since that time as he was a free agent and took visits to New York with the Jets and Pittsburgh with the Steelers before signing a four-year, $35.5...
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Ryan Hannable
August 22, 2017 - 1:20 pm
FOXBORO -- Although the media only was able to view the stretching and individual drill portion of Patriots practice, there was some newsworthy notes coming from who was present and not present. -- Dont'a Hightower was present and participating, meaning he's off PUP. This is a great sign when it...
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Ryan Hannable
August 18, 2017 - 10:36 am
The Patriots might need to start moving some players around on defense. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Field Yates , the Patriots fear third-round pick, defensive end Derek Rivers will be lost for the season with a knee injury. Rivers, the Patriots’ first draft pick this spring, was having a...
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