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  1. Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower limited

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots starting right defensive end Chandler Jones injured his right shoulder in Monday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and was limited in Wednesday's practice. Jones sustained the injury in the second quarter a...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Pats 2nd-quarter review: Hightower rises

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces after reviewing the second quarter of the New England Patriots' 16-9 victory over the Oakland Raiders: 1. A three-play sequence from Dont'a Hightower (13:43-12:38) showcased his physicality, versatility and athleticism as he is pl...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  3. Defensive starters for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Defensive starters for the New England Patriots in their home opener against the Raiders: DE: Chandler Jones DT: Sealver Siliga DT: Vince Wilfork DE: Rob Ninkovich LB: Dont'a Hightower LB: Jerod Mayo LB: Jamie Collins C...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  4. Patriots' defensive snaps: Skinner chips in

    Mike Reiss

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots' players on defense in the team's 30-7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings (includes penalties): INSIDE LINEBACKER Jerod Mayo -- 68 of 68 Dont'a Hightower -- 68 of 68 Deontae Skinn...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Jones, Hightower fined for roughing

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defenders Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower were fined $16,537 each for their roughing-the-passer penalties in Sunday's season-opener against the Dolphins. Jones had two roughing penalties, both coming i...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  6. Hightower: Overcompensating with run D

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There was an interesting exchange between a reporter and linebacker Dont'a Hightower in the New England Patriots locker room on Wednesday as it related to one of the pressing early-season issues facing the team -- a leaky run def...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. Patriots' defensive snaps: Ninkovich dips

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots players on defense in the team's season-opening 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins (includes penalties): DEFENSIVE LINE/ON-THE-LINE LINEBACKER: Dont'a Hightower -- 74 of 74 Chandler Jo...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Patriots linebackers having a blast

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With three top draft choices atop the depth chart in Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins , the New England Patriots have the potential to field one of their best linebacker groups in Bill Belichick's 15-year tenure as ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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