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54 Dont'a Hightower OLB
Height/Weight: 6-3/270 | Birthdate: 3/12/1990 | Birthplace: Lewisburg, TN, USA | Team: New England | College: Alabama | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 30/20
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Patriots QB Tom Brady ready to go Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is active Week 8 against the the Bears.

Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. The team will also have Brandon Browner , Jamie Collins, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty for the contest. All four players were also considered probable coming into the game.


Patriots add Vereen to final injury report for Chicago game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Patriots listed 13 players on their final injury report for their Week 8 home game against Chicago. Chandler Jones (hip) is the only player on the list to be ruled out for the game.

Shane Vereen was a late addition to the report because of an illness. He missed practice Friday and was labeled questionable. Dan Connolly (concussion), Dominique Easley (shoulder, knee), Nate Ebner (finger), Cameron Fleming (finger), Matthew Slater (shoulder) and Bryan Stork (concussion) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady (ankle), Brandon Browner (ankle), Jamie Collins (thigh), Dont'a Hightower (knee) and Devin McCourty (rib) were all full participants in Friday's practice session and officially ruled probable for Sunday.


Patriots to have a fair amount of their questionable players


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) The Patriots should have a fair amount of players listed as questionable on the injury report.

Brandon Browner , Jamie Collins, Dominique Easley, Dont'a Hightower and Matthew Slater are all active for the contest. All five players were listed as questionable coming into the game.

The team will also have Chandler Jones and Devin McCourty. Both Jones and McCourty were listed as probable on the team's injury report. 


Patriots release injury report for game against Jets


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) The Patriots declared seven players questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets: cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (concussion), defensive lineman Dominique Easley (shoulder/knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), wideout Matthew Slater (shoulder) and offensive lineman Bryan Stork (concussion).

In addition, defensive back Devin McCourty (rib) and defensive end Chandler Jones (shoulder) are probable.


Dont'a Hightower: 'Hopefully I'll be out there' Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee) is hopeful he'll be able to return Thursday for his team's Week 7 matchup with the Jets, ESPN.com reports.

"I’m just doing what I can. Everything is holding up pretty well still. Still doing treatment, rehab, doing everything I need to do," Hightower said. "Do I think I’m going to be able to play Thursday? Again, that’s day to day. I’m holding up. All I can do is what they ask me to do and I’ll be doing it. Hopefully I’ll be out there."

Hightower missed last week's win over the Bills but was able to practice in limited fashion Tuesday. He is set to assume a bigger role on defense with Jerod Mayo lost for the season.


Pats LB Dont'a Hightower gets in limited practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who's missed two straight games with a knee injury, practiced on a limited basis Tuesday. He has 20 tackles and two sacks in four games. New England hosts the Jets on Thursday.

Dont'a Hightower, Brandon Browner among Patriots inactives Week 6


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Patriots safety Nate Ebner, offensive lineman Bryan Stork, cornerback Brandon Browner, tackle Cameron Fleming, defensive lineman Dominique Easley, linebacker Dont'a Hightower and running back James White were all ruled inactive Week 6 at Buffalo.

Tom Brady among notable Patriots on Week 6 injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Tom Brady was among the notable players on the final injury for the Patriots on Friday, leading up to their Week 6 divisional showdown at Buffalo. Brady suffered an ankle injury in practice and was ruled questionable.

Cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), defensive lineman Dominique Easley (shoulder, knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) and center Bryan Stork (concussion) were all labeled questionable.

Defensive end Chandler Jones (shoulder) and safety Devin McCourty (rib) were ruled probable. Safety Nate Ebner (finger) and offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger) were officially ruled out for Sunday.


Patriots announce Week 5 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) The Patriots declared linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), safety Nate Ebner (finger), offensive lineman Josh Kline and Cameron Fleming, defensive lineman Zach Moore, cornerback Malcolm Butler and running back James White inactive for Sunday night's game against Cincinnati.

Patriots list inactives for last preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The following players will not suit up for the Patriots Thursday night against the Giants: Brandon Bolden, Michael Hoomanawanui, Jarod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, Chris Martin, Dominique Easley, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga.

Patriots' probables ready for Broncos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) All six Patriots who were listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game will face the Broncos. Receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) head the list and are joined by cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).

Half-dozen Patriots probable for battle in Denver


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Patriots list six players as probable for their Sunday clash at Denver, including wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin).

The others are running back Shane Vereen (groin), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle). All were full participants in Friday practice.


Five Patriots limited on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) The Patriots are getting healthier. The only players listed as limited in Thursday practice were wide receivers Danny Amendola (groin), Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (ankle) and punter Ryan Allen (shoulder).

Four defenders limited for Patriots on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Two cornerbacks and two linebackers were limited for the Patriots in Wednesday practice. The cornerbacks are Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder) and Kyle Arrington (groin). The linebackers are Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).

Dont'a Hightower leads the way in victory


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower had a solid game in Week 15 against the Dolphins, as he led the team in tackles in a 24-20 loss. Hightower racked up nine stops -- eight solo -- in the game, to bring his total to 85 on the season.

Dont'a Hightower picks up first sack


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower had a productive game in Week 8 against the Dolphins Sunday, as he led the way to a 27-17 win. 

Hightower led the Patriots with 10 tackles -- five solo -- and added a sack, his first of the season.


Dont'a Hightower has 11 tackles


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2013) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower had 11 tackles in Sunday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets. Hightower now has 37 tackles on the season.

The Patriots play the Dolphins in Week 8. 


Three Patriots ruled active for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) As expected, the Patriots ruled the following players active for Week 6 at home against the Saints despite nursing injuries: linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), linebacker Jerod Mayo (ankle) and defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich (groin).

Probables dot Patriots injury report on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) The Patriots have designated four players as probable as they prepare to play visiting New Orleans on Sunday. They are cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), linebackers Jerod Mayo (ankle) and Dont'a Hightower (knee) and defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich (groin). All were full participants in Friday practice. 

Dont'a Hightower active for Week 5


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is active for the Week 5 game at Cincinnati Sunday. He had been dealing with a knee injury and was considered questionable to play. He was able to suit up for the Patriots' defense. Hightower has 24 tackles in four games this season. 

Patriots dealing with injuries on defense


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2013)  The Patriots could be without some key members of the defense for Week 5 against the Bengals, based on Friday's injury report.

Linebackers Jerod Mayo (ankle) and Dont'a Hightower (knee), as well as safety Tavon Wilson (hamstring) are all questionable for Sunday's game, after being limited throughout the week in practice. 


Dont'a Hightower makes nine tackles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2013) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower tied for the team lead with nine tackles, including three solo stops, against the Falcons. He's up to 24 tackles this season.

Dont'a Hightower takes the lead


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2013)  Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower led the team in tackles Thursday, in a 13-10 win over the Jets in Week 2.

Hightower racked up eight tackles -- four solo -- in the game to lead the way. He had one tackle for a loss, and he hit the quarterback once for good measure. Hightower has 12 tackles through the first two games of the season. 


Several Patriots' defenders chip in Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) The Patriots received plenty of contributions from their defensive lineup Week 1 at Buffalo. 

Safety Steve Gregory finished with nine tackles (seven solo) and one pass defense, defensive end Rob Ninkovich totaled eight tackles (five solo) and one fumble recovery, defensive lineman Tommy Kelly had seven tackles (two solo) and one fumble recovery, defensive end Chandler Jones totaled six tackles (four solo), linebacker Dont'a Hightower had four tackles (three solo) and cornerback Kyle Arrington totaled four solo tackles, one pass defense and two forced fumbles.


Hightower active for Week 16


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2012) Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower was officially ruled active for the Week 16 game at Jacksonville Sunday despite dealing with hamstring and shoulder issues. Hightower was limited in practice throughout the week with the injury and was labeled as questionable on Friday.