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Reports: Chandler Jones is active and playing

Adam Bettchner/Getty ImagesThe Patriots will receive a huge boost today when they take on Miami as Chandler Jones returns to the lineup for the first time since October. Chandler Jones is active for Patriots today, as is Dont'a Hightower.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 14, 2014Jones has been close to a return for awhile now, and should provide a huge boost to the Patriots pass...
Via Patriots Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Was Your Biggest Take Away from Sunday’s Game?

Raj: My biggest take away from last Sunday’s game is that the New England defense is for real and can be relied upon. Most of the years after the Patriots last won a Super Bowl, they were still a solid team offensively, but the defense was less than stellar. But because the Patriots have Brady, the team still found ways to win games. Now? The Patriots have a defense. If the offense...
Via Foxboro Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Film breakdown: Takeaways from San Diego

AP PhotoIt was a hard-fought game throughout the night, but in the end your Patriots were too much for the now 8-5 Chargers. The Patriots offense struggled for much of the game, including a tough-to-watch stretch of four consecutive 3-and-outs during the third quarter, but awoke late in the game to score 10 in the fourth quarter and escape with the win. The team was able to survive...
Via Patriots Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins leads the Patriots defense to victory

Todd Warshaw/GettyIn their week 6 game against Buffalo the Patriots linebacker corps took a huge hit when Jerod Mayo was lost for the season. He was also a team captain and defensive play caller. Dont'a Hightower had to step up and fill in the signal caller role left by Mayo. He was able to lead the defense to five wins against some of the most explosive offenses in the league. Then...
Via Patriots Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots defense standing tall against league's top offenses

The Patriots defense has been pretty solid this season, for the most part anyway. They are at the tail end of a brutal stretch that saw them go up against Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Green Bay and San Diego all in consecutive weeks, and they went 4-1. AP Photo/Denis PoroyVery impressive. That stretch will end this weekend with a home game against the Miami Dolphins with a chance...
Via Patriots Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly from Patriots/Packers

The Pats were this close to escaping Lambeau with a win. Photo via Chris Humphries/USA Today SportsLosing a close one to an excellent Packers team and potential NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers on the road shouldn't be cause for panic in New England, but the loss exposed some weaknesses that had gone largely unnoticed during the team's seven game winning streak. Here's some of my takeaways...
Via Patriots Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hightower ready for toe-to-toe with ex-mate Richardson

BY DAN BEGNOCHEComing from a powerhouse collegiate program such as the University of Alabama, New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has a lot of ex-teammates that are currently on the opposing sideline come Sunday.Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson is one such former roster mate."Looking forward to going up against Trent," Hightower said, via Lee Schechter...
Via AFC East Daily
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL defends official moving Dont'a Hightower on blocked FG

Photo via NFL.comRight before the Patriots blocked a 58-yard field goal attempt by Nick Folk that ended up being the final play of the game, an NFL official had Dont'a Hightower reposition himself because he was close to being in an illegal position.Of course, there has been much controversy concerning the play ever since it happened. The kick was blocked and the Patriots barely...
Via Patriots Life
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Tom Brady, Dont'a Hightower, Jamie Collins

The New England Patriots head up to Buffalo to take on the Bills in a always tough divisional in week six. Star quarterback Tom Brady injured his ankle Friday at practice and was limited. He is officially listed as questionable according to the Patriots official injury report. #461896295 / gettyimages.com Along with Brady, linebacker Dont'a Hightower is also listed as questionable...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Predictions for the Miami Dolphins & the AFC East in 2014

1. New England Patriots 11-5   They overcame a slew of injuries and managed to win 12 games. They have rebuilt the defense, which was their cornerstone for so many years, adding Darelle Revis, Brandon Browner and draft pick Dominque Easley. They lost so much talent and leadership on that side it’s almost a miracle they were still one of the top scoring defenses. Getting Jerod...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Predictions for the New York Jets & the AFC East in 2014

1. New England Patriots 11-5   They overcame a slew of injuries and managed to win 12 games. They have rebuilt the defense, which was their cornerstone for so many years, adding Darelle Revis, Brandon Browner and draft pick Dominque Easley. They lost so much talent and leadership on that side it’s almost a miracle they were still one of the top scoring defenses. Getting Jerod...
Via cover32 - Jets
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Predictions for the Buffalo Bills & the AFC East in 2014

1. New England Patriots 11-5   They overcame a slew of injuries and managed to win 12 games. They have rebuilt the defense, which was their cornerstone for so many years, adding Darelle Revis, Brandon Browner and draft pick Dominque Easley. They lost so much talent and leadership on that side it’s almost a miracle they were still one of the top scoring defenses. Getting Jerod...
Via cover32 - Bills
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Predictions for the New England Patriots & the AFC East in 2014

1. New England Patriots 11-5   They overcame a slew of injuries and managed to win 12 games. They have rebuilt the defense, which was their cornerstone for so many years, adding Darelle Revis, Brandon Browner and draft pick Dominque Easley. They lost so much talent and leadership on that side it’s almost a miracle they were still one of the top scoring defenses. Getting Jerod...
Via cover32 - Patriots
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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 Jerod Mayo...
Via Patriots Life
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Patriots
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...
Via TopSportsReport
June 14, 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...
Via Patriots Life
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. pic.twitter.com/IyxDpzJzBL— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 12, 2014 Photo: Charles Barkley interrupts post-game interview with Dont'a Hightower. Asks him about Auburn football. pic.twitter.com/j8TYNertII— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 12, 2014Sir Charles thinks the Colts run defense was turrrrible. I was talking...
Via Patriots Life
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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