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  1. Dont'a Hightower

    Dont'a Hightower #54 LB

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    9.1(+1.7) 170.0
  2. Cleaning out Patriots' OTA notebook

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Cleaning out the notebook from the Patriots' ninth organized team activity: 1. High praise for second-year linebacker Jamie Collins from Dont'a Hightower: "I feel like he's blossomed a lot sooner than anybody [thought]. I feel ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  3. Hightower open to rush-based role in sub

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Part of what made linebacker Dont'a Hightower an intriguing prospect coming out of the University of Alabama in 2012 was his versatility. He was a hard-hitting linebacker on early downs and then rushed as an end in sub packages. ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  4. Weekly Patriots chat at noon

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat is scheduled for noon ET, and questions can be submitted in advance. At 11 a.m., Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is scheduled to addr...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. Chandler Jones moves up in re-draft

    Mike Reiss

    If the 2012 draft was held today, the Patriots wouldn't be selecting defensive end Chandler Jones. The reason: He wouldn't be available. At least that's the way former scout and current analyst Bucky Brooks sees it. Brooks has been goi...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  6. Clayborn/Morgan double dip rates highly

    Mike Reiss

    In a piece on, Mike Tanier looks at the best all-time "double dips" in the first round of the NFL draft. When a team hits on two first-round picks in the same year, it can be a franchise-altering turn of events. The New England P...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Leftovers from weekly Pats chat

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftovers from our weekly New England Patriots chat: Evan (NJ): Hi Mike, in the AFC Championship Game last year, our pass rush was nearly nonexistent. I think we definitely need to sign a strong pass rusher to give Chandler Jones and Rob Nin...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Free-agent fit: Linebacker

    Mike Reiss

    Eighth installment in a multipart series on free-agent fits at various positions leading into the start of free agency March 11. Position: Inside/middle linebacker (off the line) Players under contract for 2014: Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower,...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  9. A few Patriots mailbag leftovers

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftovers from the weekly Patriots mailbag: From Chris (NYC): My question is about Dont'a Hightower's role going forward. Assuming that Brandon Spikes isn't back, Dont'a seems to naturally fit as a 4-3 Mike in the base (with M...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  10. Patriots positional review: LB

    Field Yates

    Continuing our positional review/offseason preview, here's a look at the Patriots linebackers, ordered in percentage of defensive snaps played. Dont'a Hightower Age: 23 2013 status: Started 14 of 16 games played, leading the Patriots in both sna...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  11. Snaps: How Patriots replaced Spikes

    Mike Reiss

    Looking at snaps played by Patriots defenders in Saturday's win over the Colts, while analyzing what it means (as charted in press box, small margin for error): LB Jamie Collins - 65 of 65 LB Dont'a Hightower - 65 of 65 DE Chandler Jones - 65 of...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  12. Defensive starters for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for the Patriots: DE: Rob Ninkovich DT: Sealver Siliga DT: Chris Jones DE: Chandler Jones LB: Dont'a Hightower LB: Dane Fletcher LB: Jamie Collins CB: Aqib Talib CB: Alfonzo Dennard S: Steve Gregory...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  13. Hightower on Spikes & his own comeback

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots took another hit this week with starting inside linebacker Brandon Spikes placed on season-ending injured reserve (knee), and fellow linebacker Dont'a Hightower summed up what the Patriots lose without the hard-hitti...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  14. 2013 NFL playoffs -- New England Patriots place Brandon Spikes on...

    Field Yates

    New England Patriots starting linebacker Brandon Spikes has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, the team announced on Monday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  15. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes the following topics: 1. Defining the winning formula for the Patriots as they look ahead...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  16. Sharing Patriots halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    BALTIMORE -- Sharing some halftime thoughts of the New England Patriots' game against the Ravens (New England leads 17-0): One of Patriots' best halves of the season: This has been, across the board, some of the best football the Patriots have pla...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  17. Leftovers from coaches calls

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia hold conference calls with reporters. Some highlights: 1. Hightower, at 270 pounds, in pass coverage: Patrici...

    Blog | December 17, 2013