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Patriots | New England's Week 3 inactives

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:36:34 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared OL Cole Croston, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Eric Rowe, LB Harvey Langi, OT Marcus Cannon, WR Matthew Slater, RB Rex Burkhead inactive for Week 3.

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Patriots | New England injury report for Week 3

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:22:32 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs) and DT Vincent Valentine (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 2. Burkhead is out for Week 3, while Valentine was placed on the Reserve/Injured list. WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), S Nate Ebner (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), TE Rob Gronkowski (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were each limited in practice and considered questionable for the game against the Houston Texans.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for Patriots

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:53:36 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion) and DT Vincent Valentine (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21. CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | New England practice report for Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:55:00 -0700

New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle, concussion) and TE Rob Gronkowski (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), WR Phillip Dorsett (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (groin), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (thumb), CB Eric Rowe (groin), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) and NT Vincent Valentine (knee) were limited in their participation.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower update

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:41:46 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower's (knee) medial collateral ligament injury is believed to be a two-to-three-week injury, and he could return in Week 3 or Week 4.

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Patriots | Week 2 New England inactives

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:36:05 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared OL Cole Croston, WR Danny Amendola, LB Dont'a Hightower, OT LaAdrian Waddle, WR Matthew Slater, FS Nate Ebner, DL Vincent Valentine inactive for Week 2.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower sought second opinion

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:53:07 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on the knee injury he suffered in Week 1, according to sources.

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Patriots | Week 2 injury report for Patriots

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:25:33 -0700

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (concussion, knee), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring), DT Vincent Valentine (knee) and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 2. OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), FS Nate Ebner (shoulder) and FS Devin McCourty (groin) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. OT Cameron Fleming (ankle) and DT Adam Butler (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for Patriots

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:03:44 -0700

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (hamstring), DT Vincent Valentine (knee) and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 14. OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), OT Cameron Fleming (ankle), DT Adam Butler (knee), FS Nate Ebner (shoulder) and FS Devin McCourty (groin) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower sidelined Wednesday

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:50:46 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) was absent from practice Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower believed OK

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:29:38 -0700

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is believed to have a minor medial collateral ligament sprain. With the long week, he could potentially play in Week 2.

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Patriots | Knee injury for Dont'a Hightower

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:13:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) suffered a right knee injury against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Sept. 7, and is questionable to return.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower exits game

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:02:47 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (leg) exited against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Sept. 7, after having an offensive lineman fall on his leg. He walked to the medical tent under his own power.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower will not play

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:17:15 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (undisclosed) will not play in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 25. He was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list earlier this week and has participated in only two practices.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower back at practice Tuesday

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:23:24 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 22.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower, Alan Branch going on PUP list

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:25:48 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (undisclosed) and DT Alan Branch (undisclosed) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Patriots | Two Patriots placed on PUP list

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:17:50 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (undisclosed) and DT Alan Branch (undisclosed) were placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 24.

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Patriots | David Harris could have sporadic role

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:07 -0700

New England Patriots LB David Harris will be competing for playing time with fellow LBs Shea McClellin, Elandon Roberts and Kyle Van Noy. He is expected to be used in a mix-and-match approach, according to ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss, but Harris also provides insurance incase LB Dont'a Hightower is injured.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower limited

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:18:51 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (undisclosed) hasn't fully participated in practices this offseason.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower financial details

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:47:07 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower's four-year contract includes numerous incentives that are based on playing time. In addition to receiving $54,687.50 for every game he is active, he could earn up to $2 million in annual incentives based on the percentage of snaps he plays. Hightower would earn $375,000 in bonuses for playing in 65 percent of snaps, an additional $250,000 for 70 percent, another $250,000 for 75 percent and another $125,000 for 80 percent. He can also earn $500,000 bonuses for earning first-team All-Pro or making the Pro Bowl on the original ballot.

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Jets | NYJ pulled Dont'a Hightower offer off table?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:08:47 -0700

The New York Jets reportedly pulled their free-agent offer to LB Dont'a Hightower prior to his signing with the New England Patriots due to concerns over his physical, according to NFL.Network's Albert Breer.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower re-signs with Pats

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:47:23 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) re-signed with the New England Patriots Wednesday, March 15, on a four-year deal worth $43.5 million, according to Hightower's agent, SportsTrust Advisors. He will receive $19 million in guaranteed money.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower decision coming

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:14:13 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is expected to decide on either the New England Patriots, New York Jets or Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, March 15. He's expected to return to the Patriots.

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NFL | Dont'a Hightower down to three teams

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:23:05 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) has narrowed his choices down to the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots. He's "thought to be seeking" $12 million per year, which would make him the second highest-paid linebacker in the NFL, behind only Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly ($12.4 million).

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Jets | Dont'a Hightower big target for Jets

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:41:40 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is of great interest to the New York Jets. In fact, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com says the Jets' interest in Hightower "cannot be overstated."

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Steelers | Dont'a Hightower in Pittsburgh

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:13:21 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers Tuesday, March 14.

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Steelers | Dont'a Hightower to visit Steelers

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:13:26 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower expected to stay

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:25:44 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is expected to re-sign with the New England Patriots after he left visits with the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans.

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Jets | Dont'a Hightower visiting NYJ

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:49:05 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower (Patriots) is visiting the New York Jets, according to a source, and the visit will conclude Monday, March 13.

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Jets | NYJ showing interest in Dont'a Hightower?

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:40:23 -0700

Free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower is reportedly being courted by the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

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Patriots | NE keeping tabs on Dont'a Hightower

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 10:05:18 -0800

The New England Patriots are still "very interested" in bringing back free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower still a priority

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:56:28 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower remains a priority, and the team is still working to re-sign him.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower waiting to hear offers

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:47:53 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower is open to re-signing with the Patriots but wants to see the offers he will receive in free agency and if the Patriots' offer is close to the other offers.

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Patriots | Pats still talking with Dont'a Hightower

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:14:52 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower will not receive the franchise tag, but the Patriots are still talking with Hightower about a new contract. The two sides are not close to an agreement at this point.

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Patriots | No franchise tag for Dont'a Hightower

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:05:38 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower will not be given the franchise tag. He is expected to test the free-agent market.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could get transition tag

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:04:05 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower may be more likely to receive the transition tag than the franchise tag if the Patriots decide to use a tag on him, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Hightower would receive around $11 million if he receives the transition tag and the Patriots would have the first right of refusal if another team signed him. The franchise tag would be worth between $14.5 million and $15 million, which may be too rich for the Patriots.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower a candidate to be tagged

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:05:35 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is "the prime candidate to receive the franchise tag" if the team decides to use it, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower may test the market

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:28:13 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower said he's been in contact with former teammate and current Cleveland Browns LB Jamie Collins and other players to better handle the free-agent process. When asked if Hightower would take less money to stay with the Patriots, Hightower only said "we'll see," and that he has a long process to go through.

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Patriots | No surgery for Dont'a Hightower

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:49:01 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee, shoulder) will not need to undergo any surgeries this offseason even though he dealt with knee and should injuries during the season.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could receive tag

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:04:51 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower is a candidate for the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:49:24 -0800

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe), FS Nate Ebner (concussion), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) were limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and are listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots | New England's Thursday injury report

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:14:22 -0800

New England Patriots DTs Alan Branch (toe), Vincent Valentine (back), FS Nate Ebner (concussion) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:16:24 -0800

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe), FS Nate Ebner (concussion) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Feb. 1.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:18:02 -0800

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 27. RB Brandon Bolden (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) was limited during practice.

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Patriots | Thursday injury report for Patriots

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:36:24 -0800

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:00:13 -0800

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 25. RB Brandon Bolden (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:59:26 -0800

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

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Patriots | Patriots injury report for Thursday

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:30:59 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and DE Jabaal Sheard (ankle) all were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:23:43 -0800

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for New England

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:49:13 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) and CB Cyrus Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 17. LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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