- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 262 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 12, 1990 (28)
- 8th Season
- 2012 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 25 (NE)
The New England Patriots will not be moving linebacker Dont'a Hightower to defensive end despite suggestions by the social media. Yeah, I think well keep him at linebacker, head coach Bill Belichick said. Hightower has been organizing the defense from his middle linebacker spot, which is pretty important for the communication of play calling. He's extremely versatile, too, playing each linebacker spot and also serving as a pass rusher as a defensive end occasionally.
New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (chest) is expected to be cleared for training camp. Hightower missed the final nine weeks and the entire postseason after landing on Injured Reserve in November. He may not participate in organized team activities, but his camp status is not in doubt. Hightower is entering the second season of a four-year, $35.5 million contract.
New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) will make his return on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Hightower suffered the injury during the opening week game against the Kansas City Chiefs and has been sorely missed since. With Hightower back in the mix, fantasy owner's finally have some positive news relating to the Pats' defense