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Draft Scout *Dont''a Hightower News
03/15/17 - LB Dont'a Hightower agreed on a four-year, $43.5 million deal to return to the New England Patriots.
The contract also includes $19 million in guaranteed money, Hightower's agency, Sports Trust Advisors, announced Wednesday on Twitter. Hightower, 27, was being coveted during free agency by multiple other teams, including the Steelers and Jets, before the Patriots picked up the fifth-year option of the five-year contract he had signed as a rookie. He recorded 65 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season.
02/28/17 - LB Dont'a Hightower will become a free agent on March 9 as the New England Patriots reportedly passed on using the franchise tag on him. The Super Bowl hero could still return to the Patriots but ESPN reported that Hightower is intent on testing the free-agent market. Hightower earned $7.751 in 2016 during his fifth NFL season. The franchise tag is expected to be worth approximately $14.7 million. The Patriots can negotiate with Hightower until March 7. Hightower's fourth-quarter strip sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback in Super Bowl LI was one of the biggest plays as the Patriots rallied from a 25-point comeback to win the contest. Hightower, who turns 27 on March 12, had 65 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season. He has 404 tackles and 17 sacks in his career.
02/02/17 - LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
01/18/17 - LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) was limited in practice because of a new injury. The Pro Bowler dealt with a knee injury over the course of the regular season.
12/28/16 - LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday after being inactive for last Saturday's win over the Jets.