Dont'a Hightower

New England Patriots #54 - Linebacker

  • Born: 03/12/90
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 260
  • Seasons: 2012

Patriots free agency profile: LB Brandon Copeland


Copeland is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Latest estimates project 2021 salary cap to be set at $180-$181 million


It looks increasingly likely that the cap will drop significantly this year.

Ranking each position on the Patriots’ current roster based on need


Which positions should be New England’s priority this offseason?

Did the opt-outs really make that big a difference for the 2020 Patriots? Lawrence Guy doesn’t think so.


New England lost a league-high eight players to the Coronavirus opt-out.

‘The Patriot Way’ is more complex than the Brady-Belichick debate makes it seem


It’s not as easily defined as some make it seem.

Mac Jones shares his thoughts on the Patriots’ pre-draft interest in him

The Alabama quarterback spoke about New England interviewing him at the Senior Bowl.

Patriots draft profile: Daviyon Nixon is a game wrecker along the defensive line


If you needed one word to describe Nixon it would be "athlete."

Patriots draft profile: Zaven Collins is the perfect middle linebacker to replace Dont’a Hightower


Zaven Collins brings a very similar skill set to the Patriots great.

Identifying six Patriots breakout candidates for the 2021 season


Who will make a big step this year? There are some options.

Patriots were taking ‘Sub is the new base’ to new heights in 2020


No other team in football used as many five-plus defensive back looks that New England.

Patriots offseason preview: Safety position one of the deepest on New England’s roster


Let’s take a closer look at New England’s safety spot.

Patriots draft profile: Micah Parsons could be a foundational player in New England


The Patriots have a need for playmakers in their front seven and should not ignore any position regardless of who is already there.