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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Progress report: Pats' second-year players

    Field Yates

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has talked at length in the past about the critical importance of the offseason for players entering their second NFL season. It often turns out that players experience their biggest jump from one year t...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  4. Quick-hit thoughts after first quarter

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After 15 minutes of play, the New England Patriots trail the Miami Dolphins, 7-0. Passing along quick-hit notes and observations from the first quarter. 1. Brady picked on first throw. On his first throw of the afternoon, Patr...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  5. Leftover thoughts from Week 2

    Field Yates

    After spending Friday in Bristol, Conn., at ESPN headquarters for duties on "NFL Insiders," I wanted to pass along just a few leftover thoughts from the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Jets on Thursday night. 1. Cannon's new role. For the second str...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  6. Hightower & rushing off the edge

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There was somewhat of an unfamiliar face spotted during 1-on-1 pass rushing drills at Patriots practice on Sunday morning, as linebacker Dont'a Hightower earned reps as an edge rusher. Hightower was not used in such a role dur...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  7. Follow-up thoughts: Jeff Tarpinian

    Field Yates

    The Patriots have made substantial investments in their linebacking corps over recent seasons, as Dont'a Hightower was a first round pick in 2012, Jamie Collins the team's top draft choice in 2013 and Jerod Mayo the recipient of a five-year extension...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  8. Jones, Hightower lead strong 2012 class

    Field Yates

    While there has been no shortage of instant impact rookies in the NFL in recent seasons, there are others who take time to transition into the pro game from the college level. To that point, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has said in ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  9. Hightower braces for second season

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It was at this time last year that Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower was beginning the process of settling into his new home as a rookie in New England. Speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, he re...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  10. Linebacker & Patriots draft

    Field Yates

    We continue our position-by-position look at the Patriots as they head into the draft with an examination of the linebackers. Current personnel: Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower, Dane Fletcher, Niko Koutovides, Mike Rivera, Jeff Tarpin...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  11. Kiper talks Patriots & coverage LBs

    Field Yates

    The Patriots have their starting trio of linebackers from 2012 intact for next season in Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes and Dont'a Hightower, but for a couple of reasons, linebacker could be a position the team addresses at some point in the draft. Sp...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  12. Positional review: Linebacker

    Field Yates

    We take a look at the linebackers as the next position in our 2012 review. 2012 Final Depth Chart: Starters -- Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dont'a Hightower; Depth-level players -- Tracy White, Mike Rivera, Niko Koutovides Key Statistics: Mayo: ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. Rookies adjusting to longer season

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- While the college bowl season is in full effect, the NFL is preparing to finish up its regular season Sunday. For rookies like Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones, that means their first experience with a 16-game season, a spike ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  14. Pepper is high on Hightower

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower didn't take long to make his impact felt in New England, as he returned a fumble for a score in the team's season-opener against the Tennessee Titans. The play is a microcosm of the ...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  15. Pats' 2012 draft class on fast track

    Field Yates

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the Patriots' 2012 draft class, it's about quality over quantity. Despite just six selections, the Patriots' draft class has yielded one of the strongest early returns this season, highlighted by the play of top choices ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. Aaron Hernandez of New England Patriots questionable against Seat...

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    New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez did not practice Friday and is questionable for the team's Week 6 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2012