The New England Patriots have officially re-signed linebacker Dont'a Hightower, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Dont'a Hightower is returning to the New England Patriots, sources tell ESPN. New England's off-season rolls on.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2017
New England did not use their franchise tag on Hightower, allowing him to visit other teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets emerged as the two favorites to to steal him from the Patriots, but he decided to return.
Hightower, New England's starting middle linebacker who has spent his entire five-year career with the Patriots, had 65 tackles with one forced fumble and 2.5 sacks last season.Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed