Dont'a Hightower RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hightower 'tried to do too much' with Mayo out

    CSN New England "Dont'a Hightower will not let another broken defensive cog change the way he plays. The loss of fellow linebacker Brandon Spikes, who hit IR Monday, is a burden the defense must bear collectively. It's a lesson Hightower learned the hard way. "Usually, whenever a guy tries to step up and be..." January 08

  • 'Buy or Sell'-Is Dont'a Hightower a bust?

    CSN New England "With subpar play this season, especially versus the Denver Broncos last week, the play of Dont’a Hightower is being called into the question. The second year player struggled against the Broncos, which have some thinking he may already be a bust. Gary Tanguay, Andy Gresh, and Ron Borges..." November 28

  • Dont’a Hightower enjoys versatile linebacker role

    Boston Herald "On any given snap Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower could be a completely different player. The versatile 6-foot-3 270-pounder lines up at more spots than any linebacker on the roster. His most common position is on the strong side in the 4-3 setup but certain circumstances call for different..." July 29

  • Dont’a Hightower Is Happy to Be With Patriots to Showcase His Versatility at Linebacker

    NESN "It’s no coincidence that Bill Belichick and the Patriots have drafted linebackers who can cover, stop the run and blitz early two seasons in a row. In 2012, Dont’a Hightower was drafted No. 25 overall in the first round out of Alabama. He had experience playing inside linebacker, outside..." May 18

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