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

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Copeland is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

Identifying six Patriots breakout candidates for the 2021 season

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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

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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

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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

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