Patriots will dominate NFL again when injured stars return

DENVER — New England Patriots fans picked out their Christmas toy on Black Friday. It’s paid for, taken home and stashed in the attic, but sorry, you don’t get to play with it until January. The Patriots will be dominant again this season. Fans will just have to wait until essentially all of their best players (other than their best, best player, of course) have recovered...
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Report: Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower suffered sprained MCL

Dont'a Hightower is believed to have suffered a sprained MCL. Ron Chenoy USA TODAY SportsAlong with losing their perfect record and their star tight end, the New England Patriots were dealt another blow on Sunday night against the Denver Broncos. Starting linebacker Dont'a Hightower left the game with a knee injury and did not return, but the early diagnosis appears to be better...
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Report: Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower may have MCL sprain

The New England Patriots have enough injuries to deal with on offense, but now they’ve reportedly taken a big hit on defense, too. Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower left late in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos with an apparent leg injury. And NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported Monday that it’s believed to be a sprained MCL for Hightower...
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ICYMI in NFL's Week 12: Gronk injured; Pats lose to Broncos

There was Rob Gronkowski, the NFL's best tight end and Tom Brady's only real receiving threat remaining, getting carted to the locker room, shortly after he writhed on the snow-covered turf, his right leg in pain. Earlier in the evening, another important member of the New England Patriots, linebacker Dont'a Hightower, departed with a knee injury. Sure, the immediate impact of...
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Redskins look to reclaim their identity following the bye

The Redskins know that in order to turn their season around, they need to get back to running the football and stopping the run. Ezra Shaw Getty ImagesThe Washington Redskins have a simple blueprint -- stop the run on defense and run the ball on offense. In the beginning of the season, they were doing well in both areas, but they have struggled in both areas over their last five...
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WATCH: New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower Embarrassed Jets Center Nick Mangold

The New York Jets gave the Patriots all they cold handle last week.  Thursday night the Miami Dolphins are going to do their best to do what the Jets couldn't and take the mighty Patriots down. If that is going to happen the Dolphins are going to have to play their 'A+' game. They are going to need big games from the usual suspects and bigger games from everyone else.They certainly...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower recounts tornado that changed his life

The horrific tornado that ripped through Alabama changed Dont'a Hightower's life forever. Ron Chenoy USA TODAY SportsDont'a Hightower came into the NFL as a first round pick in 2012 and has been a centerpiece of the New England Patriots' defense for the past four seasons. Before making millions in the NFL, though, Hightower was an All-American for the Alabama Crimson Tide. During...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Week 8 Game Plan: New England Patriots vs. Miami  Now on a short week, the Patriots face the 3-3 Miami at home on ... they have responded well to their new coaches'. ... Should Patriots bring back Mallett? In 2011, the Patriots made him a third-round pick. By all accounts ... He possibly wasn't a problem because he knew his place in New England. There, Mallett ......
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots Play Awful, Still Hang 30 On Best Defense To put it simply, the New England Patriots played awful yesterday. Their third down defense was putrid, they dropped way too many balls, couldn't rush the ... Brady dissects NYJ defense and keeps New England Patriots perfect The fourth quarter started just in time for Tom Brady to overcome some early drops and lead the New...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots injury report: CB Brown to IR, LB Hightower out with rib injury

The New England Patriots received grim news on cornerback Tarell Brown on Sunday, as they announced that his injured foot was indeed serious enough for him to miss the rest of the season. #Patriots sign OL Cameron Fleming; Place CB Tarell Brown on Injured Reserve: — New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 17, 2015 The team placed Brown on IR and signed...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Severity of LB Hightower (ribs), LT Solder (elbow) injuries unknown

With their dominant 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the New England Patriots moved to 4-0 and are comfortably sitting atop the AFC East. Unfortunately, the win came with the loss of two key players due to injury.Linebacker Dont'a Hightower left Sunday's game in the first quarter due to a rib injury and did not return, though he was seen on the sidelines clapping and standing...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Logan Ryan limited with shoulder injuries

The New England Patriots announced that cornerback Logan Ryan and linebacker Dont'a Hightower were limited in practice on Wednesday due to shoulder injuries.Both players were listed as limited participants on the Patriots' practice report, along with Dominique Easley. Their availability for Sunday's game has yet to be determined as the severity of their injuries have not been revealed...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots’ presence at The Greenbrier makes the New Orelans' day at camp ‘the best we’ve had so far’  The New England Patriots’ arrival on the Greenbrier practice fields Wednesday signaled the start of a new phase of training camp ... Deflategate judge seems to take the air out of the NFL argument NEW YORK – NFLPA lead counsel Jeffrey Kessler, commanding the attention...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower's shoulder rehab going well, right on track

The New England Patriots' season ended with a spectacular Super Bowl victory, but following the win, one of their star defenders was forced to have shoulder surgery. Dont'a Hightower played through the injury in the postseason, but had his shoulder surgically repaired in March.The timetable for his return was originally six to seven months, but he appears to be rehabbing well and...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Looks Like the Shoulder of New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is Doing Fine

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower suffered a torn labrum during Week 13 action last season. Some players would be knocked out of commission with such an injury, but he played on and was a big part of the team's success on defense in the post season. After having surgery in the off-season, word spread online that he may not be available to start the season due to recovery and...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Dont'a Hightower eyes regular season opener

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower believe he's ahead of schedule in his recover from shoulder surgery; so much so that he's focused on playing in the regular season opener on Sept. 10th. "Honestly, I don't have a target date," he told ESPN. "I've seen doc, and everything is going great right now. I'm right on track ... it's something that's going to take time...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

New England Patriots' Dont'a Hightower making progress in injury New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has revealed that he does ... 89 tackles, six sacks and one forced fumble for the Patriots in the 2014 season ... Roger Goodell, Tom Brady and NFL disgrace: Editorial New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who is wrestling...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower "feels great," return still unknown

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower figures to be an integral part of a defense that is looking for a new leader to emerge after defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and cornerback Darrelle Revis left in the offseason. While the players and fans wait for training camp to begin, Hightower may be waiting a little longer than normal to hit the practice field with his teammates...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: New England Patriots

New England Patriots AFC East Offseason Analysis The New England Patriots have had a stranglehold on the AFC East for the past decade and a half. Since 2001, the Patriots have not finished first in the division ... Camp Battle #5: Linebacker Depth The Patriots top 3 linebackers are Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, and Jamie ... I do believe he is a future starter, whether it's...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont'a Hightower to be recognized by hometown, referenced in 'Orange Is the New Black'

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been in the spotlight ever since his time at the University of Alabama. The former first round pick has also been a key part of the Pats defense since being drafted in 2012 and after making some key plays during the Patriots Super Bowl run, he is being recognized by the masses. On July 4th, Hightower will be recognized by his...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots bring back LB Brandon Spikes

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent linebacker Brandon Spikes to a one-year deal on Monday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates. From @AdamSchefter & me: the Patriots have signed free agent LB Brandon Spikes to a 1-year deal. Spikes spent the 2014 season Buffalo. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 18, 2015 ...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Pick Up DE Chandler Jones’ Fifth-Year Option

Will Brinson of reports that the Patriots have exercised DE Chandler Jones‘ fifth-year option. The Patriots picked up LB Donta Hightower’s on option on Wednesday, so this really shouldn’t come as a major surprise. This move will cost the Patriots’ $7.799 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t ...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Reloading The Musket - Part 5: Patriots Boast Best Linebacking Corps In NFL, Though Depth Is Lacking

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) and defensive end/outside linebacker Rob Ninkovich are tough run stoppersThe New England Patriots possess what may well be the best set of starting linebackers in the National Football League......which is all well and good, so long as one of them doesn't get injured, because their depth may very well be the most pedestrian list in the entire league...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Draft Prospects: Denzel Perryman

Over the past couple of weeks it seems that the linebacker position has become a significant need for the Patriots currently. The team hosted then free agent linebacker Rolando McClain for a visit last week, due to the news that Dont'a Hightower may not be ready to start the season. With McClain back in Dallas, and Hightower recovering from surgery the Patriots linebacker spot is...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich: ‘It’s time to hit the reset button’

New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich said winning the Super Bowl “was awesome,” but now it’s time to focus on 2015. Ninkovich spoke with Phil Perry of on what it’s like to go through an offseason as a defending champion. “I’ve always been really close, but it’s awesome to have been able to do that,” he said. “Now it’s time to hit the...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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