Dont'a Hightower among Patriots offseason award winners

Bostonglobe.comDont'a Hightower was among Patriots best offseason performers. Each offseason, the Patriots award standout participants of their offseason workout program. Players who win the award have their photo hung up near the teams weight room, and are also given priority parking spots at Gillette stadium. Via Field Yates ESPN:"The other award winners were linebacker...
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The New England Patriots’ breakout defensive star

The New England Patriots’ free-agency haul, most notably the acquisition of Darrelle Revis, has been highly publicized and discussed this offseason. While it’s true that Revis and fellow cornerback, Seattle transplant Brandon Browner, are the most highly touted pickups for a team looking to beef up its defense, fans need not look further than homegrown talent Jamie Collins for...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Final Impressions from the Final OTA’s

The New England Patriots will conclude the ninth of the ten organized team activities today and it is the third and final session open to the media before the mandatory three-day mini camp begins next week. Here are players who have thus far stood out and ley veterans returning from injury: Who Stood Out: Brandon Browner Newly acquired veteran cornerback, Brandon Browner...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower says Steve Beauharnais is like Jerod Mayo

It's not clear what the plans are for Steve Beauharnais. Last year's seventh round pick from (drum roll please) Rutgers didn't have a large presence on the field. However, with the loss of Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher, Beauharnais could end up seeing the field more in 2014. According to Dont'a Hightower, Steve works incredibly hard behind the scenes. In fact,...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower is confident entering his third season

Dont'a Hightower had to take on a lot of responsibility last year, certainly more than he or the Patriots planned. In his second year, Dont'a was only asked to lead and organize the defense after Jerod Mayo went down with a season-ending pectoral injury. It was as duty that Hightower hadn't filled since college but while the road was bumpy, Hightower settled down...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Draft History: Trading up

The Patriots traded up twice in the 2012 first round, for Chandler Jones and Donta Hightower- Barry Chin/ Boston GlobeNow that the NFL Draft is officially less than a month away, we here at PatriotsLife are turning most of our attention towards our draft coverage. Keeping that in mind, this is the first post of an ongoing series this month, reviewing the Patriots Draft History under...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's Charles Barkley hanging out in the Pats locker room postgame

Photo: Charles Barkley and Aqib Talib in the Patriots locker room.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 12, 2014 Photo: Charles Barkley interrupts post-game interview with Dont'a Hightower. Asks him about Auburn football.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 12, 2014Sir Charles thinks the Colts run defense was turrrrible. I was...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Midseason Report Card: Rookies

We are now past the midpoint of the 2013 season, and the Patriots head off into their bye week atop the AFC East with a 7-2 record. With so many rookies stepping in and playing huge roles for the Patriots up to this point, why not slap a grade on them? To decide these grades, I have taken into account expectations, performance, place on the depth chart, and the “eye test.” Jamie...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jerod Mayo not expected to play again this season

According to Mike Reiss of,  Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo isn’t expected to play again this season after tearing his pectoral muscle this past Sunday against the Saints. Jamie Collins and Dane Fletcher will both have a chance at stepping in for Mayo. In the Patriots’ base 4-3 defense, Mayo has mostly played the weak side, with Brandon Spikes in the middle...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower at The Hall Of Patriots Speaker Series

I was lucky enough to seat front row to the speaker series with Dont'a Hightower Thursday, September 27th at The Hall of Patriots. Given the chance to ask him a few questions, the first to come to mind was what he's learned from Bill Belichick and the Patriots franchise. Dont'a answered that community was a big part of him and the New England Patriots. Hightower...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower joining some lofty company in wearing green dot for Patriots defense - Going Deep -

Dont'a Hightower joining some lofty company in wearing green dot for Patriots defense - Going Deep -...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower adjusts to NFL in second year

23-year-old Dont'a Hightower looks like he's adjusting to the league just fine a year after posting 60 tackles, 4 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries in a rookie season where he battled a hamstring injury. It seems Hightower will start again alongside Jerod Mayo and Brandon Spikes and says he has high expectations heading into his sophomore season: “As long as I can stay healthy...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Dont'a Hightower highlights

I feel like Hightower has gotten a little bit overlooked because of Chandler Jones' great rookie year so far. Under the radar, the other first round pick is having quite a nice season as well.Perhaps most impressive is how Hightower slid right into a role as a starter. With Hightower, Mayo and Spikes the Patriots could have the best linebacker corps in the league in a few years...
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November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Pass Rush Behind Last Season's Pace Despite Adding Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower - New England Patriots -

Patriots Pass Rush Behind Last Season's Pace Despite Adding Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower - New...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Logan Mankins, Patrick Chung out, Dont'a Hightower returns

Boston Herald:Mankins, Chung, safety Steve Gregory (hip), running back Brandon Bolden (knee), linebacker Tracy White (foot), defensive lineman Ron Brace (back) and defensive end Jake Bequette (healthy scratch) are the Patriots’ seven inactive players. Brace and Hightower were game-time decisions.Julian Edelman returns so that's significant news. Also good that Hightower is...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower and Julian Edelman out

For anyone that missed this news on twitter last night, Hightower and Edelman are officially out. Though neither is a surprise, Edelman is the lesser of the two and probably the least impactful.Hightower on the other hand was off to a great start to his rookie season, but his hamstring injury has now sidelined him for two straight weeks. Look for Bobby Carpenter to get the start...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Aaron Hernandez, Dont'a Hightower, Julian Edelman

The New England Patriots have numerous inactive players for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, but Aaron Hernandez doesn't figure to be one of them.  Two of the key players the Patriots will be missing are Dont'a Hightower and Julian Edelman.  Both have been ruled out for today's game. According to Jeff Howe and Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez and Dont'a Hightower are inactive

Boston.comDespite practicing for the first time this week after suffering an ankle injury a month ago, Aaron Hernandez is inactive for today's game.He joins linebacker Dont'a Hightower on the sidelines who suffered a hamstring injury last week against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots signed Bobby Carpenter for insurance after his injury.Also inactive for today's game is...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Carpenter is back, what's this mean for Dont'a Hightower?

ESPNBoston.comThe New England Patriots are expected to re-sign linebacker Bobby Carpenter this week, according to a Comcast SportsNet New England report. Hightower sustained a hamstring injury early on in the game against the Bills. Hamstring injuries aren't usually too serious, but they can be a nagging thing. We'll have to watch how much Hightower practices this week but...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, Tavon Wilson, Stevan Ridley Make Immediate Impact in Patriots' Win Over Titans (Video)

While the regular names provided their normal sparks, it was the unsung guys for the Patriots who made the biggest impact in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Pats first three picks from the 2012 NFL Draft -- Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, and Tavon Wilson -- each made impressive debuts against the Titans. And second year running back Stevan Ridley...
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower Issued No. 54 by Patriots, Fueling Speculation That Brian Waters May Not Return

We're less than a week away from the Patriots' season opener, and Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters still has not reported, leaving many to wonder if he will ever rejoin the team. While we don't have an exact answer about Waters' future at this point, we did receive what could be a very revealing piece of information on Monday. The Patriots issued Waters' No. 54 to...
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower, Bobby Carpenter Likely to Take on Bigger Roles in Patriots Defense Given Loss of Dane Fletcher

It didn't take long for the Patriots to suffer their first major loss of the 2012 season. Not even three minutes had elapsed on the game clock in Gillette Stadium before Dane Fletcher became the unfortunate victim of what is reportedly a season-ending ACL tear. The third-year linebacker was running down the sideline on a Zoltan Mesko punt -- a play which was ultimately voided...
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots sign rookie Dont’a Hightower

Foxboro, MA – The New England Patriots signed former Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower on Thursday. To read this article please click the link below.
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots, First-Round Pick Dont'a Hightower Come to Terms on Deal

The Patriots appeared to have locked up their final rookie. reports that the Patriots have come to terms with first-round draft pick Dont'a Hightower, the last of their unsigned draft picks. The terms of the deal were not known at this point. New England drafted Hightower with their second of two first-round picks at this year's draft, taking the Alabama...
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Offseason update: AFC East – Patriots primed for another run, but are others in division ready to pull their weight?

We continue our look at each team’s offseason progress (or lack thereof) through a ranking of each division on its perceived strength. It has been a few days, since the last post, but, we pick up with the AFC East, the home of last season’s AFC SuperBowl representative, and a favourite to repeat as division champs… [...]
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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