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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could get transition tag

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:04:05 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower may be more likely to receive the transition tag than the franchise tag if the Patriots decide to use a tag on him, in the opinion of ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Hightower would receive around $11 million if he receives the transition tag and the Patriots would have the first right of refusal if another team signed him. The franchise tag would be worth between $14.5 million and $15 million, which may be too rich for the Patriots.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower a candidate to be tagged

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:05:35 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is "the prime candidate to receive the franchise tag" if the team decides to use it, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower may test the market

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:28:13 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower said he's been in contact with former teammate and current Cleveland Browns LB Jamie Collins and other players to better handle the free-agent process. When asked if Hightower would take less money to stay with the Patriots, Hightower only said "we'll see," and that he has a long process to go through.

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Patriots | No surgery for Dont'a Hightower

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:49:01 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee, shoulder) will not need to undergo any surgeries this offseason even though he dealt with knee and should injuries during the season.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower could receive tag

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:04:51 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent LB Dont'a Hightower is a candidate for the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:49:24 -0800

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe), FS Nate Ebner (concussion), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) were limited during practice Friday, Feb. 3, and are listed as questionable for Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots | New England's Thursday injury report

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:14:22 -0800

New England Patriots DTs Alan Branch (toe), Vincent Valentine (back), FS Nate Ebner (concussion) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:16:24 -0800

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (toe), FS Nate Ebner (concussion) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited during practice Wednesday, Feb. 1.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:18:02 -0800

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 27. RB Brandon Bolden (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) was limited during practice.

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Patriots | Thursday injury report for Patriots

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:36:24 -0800

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:00:13 -0800

New England Patriots FS Nate Ebner (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 25. RB Brandon Bolden (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) and LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:59:26 -0800

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 20, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

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Patriots | Patriots injury report for Thursday

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:30:59 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), and DE Jabaal Sheard (ankle) all were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 19.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:23:43 -0800

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for New England

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:49:13 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) and CB Cyrus Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 17. LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for New England

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 17:46:26 -0800

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (foot) and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) were limited participants in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:17:12 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Cyrus Jones (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Week 16 Patriots' inactives

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 08:43:48 -0800

The New England Patriots have declared RB D.J. Foster, WR Danny Amendola, LB Dont'a Hightower, QB Jacoby Brissett, CB Justin Coleman, OT LaAdrian Waddle, WR Matthew Slater inactive for Week 16.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower expected to play

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 07:33:36 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the New York Jets. He was a limited participant in two out of three practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:41:18 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 23, and has been ruled out for Week 16. LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Jordan Richards (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower on the sidelines

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:11:31 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:39:14 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Jordan Richards (knee) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower likely to play

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 07:55:03 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is expected to play in Week 15's game against the Denver Broncos. He was limited in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower traveling

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:10:03 -0800

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is traveling with the team for their Week 15 game. He is listed as questionable for the game.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:23:21 -0800

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 15. CB Malcolm Butler (hip), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), SS Jordan Richards (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring), CB Eric Rowe (hamstring) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for Patriots

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:39:34 -0800

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler (hip), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), S Jordan Richards (knee), LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring), CB Eric Rowe (hamstring) and WR Matthew Slater (foot) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:35:01 -0700

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) and OG Shaquille Mason (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12. OT Marcus Cannon (calf), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), LB Shea McClellin (concussion), WR Malcolm Mitchell (hamstring), TE Greg Scruggs (knee), OG Joe Thuney (shoulder) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower will play Sunday

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:00:09 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) will play in Week 5's game against the Cleveland Browns. He was listed as questionable on the injury report and was limited in practice throughout the week.

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Patriots | New England's Friday injury report

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:21:02 -0700

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee) and LB Shea McClellin (concussion) have been ruled out for Week 5. OT Marcus Cannon (calf), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), OG Joe Thuney (shoulder) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) are listed as questionable. Bolden, McClellin and Valentine did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 7, while the other players were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:09:58 -0700

New England Patriots RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Shea McClellin (concussion) and DT Vincent Valentine (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 5. QB Jacoby Brissett (thumb), OT Marcus Cannon (calf), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and OG Joe Thuney (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:50:14 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon (calf), OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 30, and are listed as questionable for Week 4.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for Patriots

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:00:25 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon (calf), OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Patriots | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:23:36 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon (calf), OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower making progress

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:11:49 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is making progress in his recovery from a knee injury but his status for Week 4 is uncertain at this point, according to a source. He has been participating in practice since last week.

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Patriots | New England's Week 3 inactives

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:29:36 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared TE A.J. Derby, WR D.J. Foster, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Eric Rowe, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, C Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle inactive for Week 3.

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Patriots | Week 3 Injury Report

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:21:15 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), CB Eric Rowe (ankle), OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) and LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and are listed as questionable for the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Patriots | New England's Tuesday practice report

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:49:12 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (ankle) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Sept. 20. OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), DE Trey Flowers (shoulder), LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder) and LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) were limited.

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Patriots | Monday practice report for Patriots

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:33:19 -0700

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) did not practice Monday, Sept. 19. OG Jonathan Cooper (foot) and DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) were limited. These activity levels are simply an estimation of what the players' practice activity would be as the Patriots only held a walkthrough.

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Patriots | Patriots' Week 2 inactives

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 08:41:59 -0700

The New England Patriots have declared TE A.J. Derby, DL Anthony Johnson, LB Dont'a Hightower, CB Eric Rowe, C Jonathan Cooper, OT LaAdrian Waddle, TE Rob Gronkowski inactive for Week 2.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Patriots

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:52:42 -0700

New England Patriots CB Eric Rowe (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and has been ruled out for Week 2. LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) missed practice and is listed as doubtful. CB Malcolm Butler (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (knee), OG Jonathan Cooper (foot), DE Trey Flowers (shoulder), OG Shaquille Mason (hand), LB Shea McClellin (shoulder) and OT Nate Solder (shoulder) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower unlikely to play Week 2

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:13:13 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is not expected to play in the Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Sept. 18, after not practicing this week.

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Patriots | Two Pats sit Friday

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:44:25 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) and CB Eric Rowe (ankle) are out of practice Friday, Sept. 16. Hightower seems unlikely for Week 2.

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Patriots | Thursday practice report for New England

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:27:16 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 15. CB Malcolm Butler (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (knee), C Jonathan Cooper (foot), DE Trey Flowers (shoulder), OG Shaquille Mason (hand), LB Shea McClellin (shoulder), CB Eric Rowe (ankle) and OT Nate Solder (hamstring) were limited participants.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower sits again

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:53:59 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower absent from practice

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:40:10 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14. Hightower appeared to sustain a lower-body injury during the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 11, but he was able to return to the contest.

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Patriots | No deal close for three Patriots players

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:02:51 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins, LB Dont'a Hightower and CB Malcolm Butler are all entering the final year of their contracts, but none of the players appear close to a contract extension at this point.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower not worried about contract

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:34:46 -0700

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower said he is not worried about his contract situation even though he is entering the final year of his current contract.

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Patriots | Two linebackers might get extensions

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:01:49 -0800

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is unlikely to return to the team in 2016, while LBs Dont'a Hightower and LB Jamie Collins have contracts that expire after the 2016 season and the team could work on extensions for them during the offseason.

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Patriots | Friday injury report for Week 20

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:49:21 -0800

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (shin), TE Scott Chandler (knee), LB Jamie Collins (back), CB Nate Ebner (hand), LB Darius Fleming (back, shin), LB Jonathan Freeny (hand), LB Dont'a Hightower (knee), OG Tre Jackson (knee), DE Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe), DE Rob Ninkovich (shin), C Bryan Stork (ankle), OT Sebastian Vollmer (ankle) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (shoulder) are questionable for the AFC Championship against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 24. OG Josh Kline (shoulder), FS Devin McCourty (ankle) and SS Patrick Chung (foot) are probable. Kline, McCourty and Chung practiced in full Friday, Jan. 22, while the others were limited.

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Patriots | Dont'a Hightower the X-factor?

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:50:55 -0800

The Denver Broncos were only able to run for 46 yards and no touchdowns on 16 carries with New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower in the game in their Week 12 matchup. After Hightower left due to an injury, Broncos RBs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman piled up 133 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. LB Jamie Collins also missed that game.

Fantasy Tip: Anderson ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) finished the divisional round running better than Hillman ($6,200, 12.4% of cap), so he could see more early work against the Patriots. The Broncos will mix both in, but with Hightower and Collins playing, yards on the ground may be tough to come by.

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