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Dont'a Hightower
Tackles Sacks Int
65 2.5 0
Team: New England PatriotsHt/Wt: 6-3/265
Position: LBBorn: 3/12/1990 Birthplace: Lewisburg, TN
College: AlabamaDraft: 1st Round 25th pick by Patriots (2012)


Latest News
Mar. 15, 2017 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST11:39 AM CT21:39 UAE13:39 ETNaN:� - Hightower agreed to a four-year, $43.5 million deal, his agent announced Wednesday. The contract also includes $19 million in guaranteed money, Hightower's agency, Sports Trust Advisors, posted on Twitter.
Analysis: Hightower was being coveted during free agency by multiple other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets, before the Patriots picked up the fifth-year option of the five-year contract he had signed as a rookie. The 27-year-old Hightower, who was named a captain for New England in 2016, made $7.751 million during his fifth NFL season.
Mar. 14, 2017 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST4:19 PM CT2:19 UAE (+1)18:19 ETNaN:� - Hightower met with the Steelers Tuesday on the latest stop of his free-agent tour, though he left the facility without a deal in place.
Analysis: Hightower visited the Jets on Monday, and the Patriots appear to still be in the mix to re-sign the versatile linebacker. The Steelers are looking for help at inside linebacker after veteran Lawrence Timmons signed with the Dolphins last week.
Feb. 28, 2017 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST1:18 PM CT23:18 UAE14:18 ETNaN:� - The Patriots won't use the franchise tag on Hightower, making the linebacker a free agent on March 9.
Analysis: 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.

Regular Season Stats

Career Defensive Stats
Year Team G TK Asst Sacks Yds Int Yds TDs PD FF FR
2012 NE 14 43 17 4.0 21.0 0 0 0 3 0 2
2013 NE 16 55 42 1.0 9.0 0 0 0 3 0 0
2014 NE 12 51 38 6.0 50.0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2015 NE 12 51 10 3.5 26.5 0 0 0 2 0 1
2016 NE 13 31 34 2.5 21.5 0 0 0 2 1 0
Totals 67 231 141 17.0 128.0 0 0 0 12 2 3


Postseason Stats

Career Defensive Stats
Year Team G TK Asst Sacks Yds Int Yds TDs PD FF FR
2012 NE 2 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 NE 2 10 6 0.0 0.0 1 3 0 1 0 0
2014 NE 3 10 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 NE 2 7 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 1
2016 NE 3 9 4 1.0 11.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 12 40 23 1.0 11.0 1 3 0 3 1 1

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats
Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2012 NE 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0
2013 NE 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0
2014 NE 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0
2015 NE 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0
2016 NE 3 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0
Totals 12 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0


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