Dont'a Hightower RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hightower turned down more from Jets, Steelers to stay with Pats

    CBS Sports "Not only did Dont’a Hightower walk away from more money from the Jets than he took to stay in New England, he also had more on the table from the Steelers, according to league sources. The linebacker was clearly never leaving New England for AFC East rival New York, as he had $11 million per..." March 23

  • Dont’a Hightower physical gave Jets concerns

    Pro Football Talk "With the Patriots silent and the Jets interested in swiping a key defensive player from a division rival, the Jets initially made a big push to sign linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Their zeal diminished, however, after giving Hightower a physical. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the..." March 17

  • Dont'a Hightower to re-sign with Pats

    ESPN "Dont'a Hightower has decided to re-sign with the New England Patriots, agreeing to a four-year, $43.5 million deal, the star linebacker's agents announced Wednesday. Hightower will return to New England despite being coveted by multiple other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New..." March 15

  • Hightower to decide between Patriots, Steelers, Jets on Wednesday

    NFL.com "The best free agent remaining on the board is close to making his decision. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower likely will decide between the Jets, Patriots and Steelers on Wednesday, with the strong likelihood being that he chooses to return to New England, according to NFL Network Insider Ian..." March 15

  • Steelers reportedly playing hardball with Dont’a Hightower, don’t want him leaving town without signing

    WEEI Boston "The Steelers do not want to be used by Dont’a Hightower. According to NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkabwala, the Steelers have told Hightower their offer is gone if he gets on the plane to leave town. He’s reportedly left their facility after a visit on Tuesday. The Steelers likely know Hightower was..." March 14

  • Teams ‘convinced’ Patriots will re-sign Dont’a Hightower

    Larry Brown Sports "Dont’a Hightower is still testing the free agent market, but the consensus seems to be that he is simply trying to drive up the price for the Patriots before returning to New England. Hightower has visited with multiple teams and was supposedly close to an agreement with the Tennessee Titans at..." March 13

  • Jets trying to sign Dont’a Hightower

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower is still shopping his services on the open market, and a division rival is reportedly trying to steal the former Alabama star away from the New England Patriots. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the New York Jets have emerged as one of the..." March 12

  • Dont’a Hightower is the best player available, may stay in New England

    Pro Football Talk "Dont’a Hightower is the best player available in free agency. The linebacker is the No. 9 player in our Free Agent Hot 100 and the only one of our Top 15 who hasn’t either signed a contract or been given the franchise tag. And the longer Hightower goes without signing with some other team, the..." March 12

  • Patriots continuing efforts to re-sign Hightower

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Patriots continue to make a “concerted effort” to re-sign LB Dont’a Hightower. La Canfora mentions that New England has plenty of cap space and payroll flexibility to get a deal in place with Hightower. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the..." March 10

  • Dont’a Hightower Reportedly ‘Exploring But Open To Returning’ To Patriots

    NESN "The New England Patriots elected not to use the franchise tag on Dont’a Hightower, but they still could retain their free-agent linebacker. Hightower is “exploring” his options but is “open to returning” to the Patriots, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. Rapoport tweeted Hightower..." March 07

  • Patriots Won’t Franchise LB Dont’a Hightower, Will Allow Him To Test FA Market

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Patriots have informed LB Dont’a Hightower’s representatives that he will be franchised ahead of tomorrow’s deadline. According to Schefter, Hightower is now expected to test the open market starting next week. This shouldn’t come as a big..." February 28

  • Dont'a Hightower told by Patriots he will not be tagged

    ESPN "The New England Patriots have informed linebacker Dont'a Hightower that they won't use their franchise tag on him, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Hightower will test the free-agent market, but a source tells Schefter that the Patriots will still try to bring him back. The..." February 28

  • Patriots might be ready to use franchise tag on Hightower or Bennett

    Boston Herald "The franchise tag window opens today, and with it comes a whole host of possibilities for the Patriots. In the next two weeks, the Pats will choose whether to place a franchise tag on anyone. The last time they did it was in 2015, tagging kicker Stephen Gostkowski. As it stands now, the two..." February 15

  • Report: Jamie Collins’ New Contract The “Baseline” For Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower’s Next Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R spoke to a source close to Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower who indicated that the baseline for his client will be Jamie Collins‘ new four-year, $50 million. With this in mind, Cole says that Collins’ new deal could impact the Patriots’ ability to retain Hightower, who will be..." January 25

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