CSN New England's Tom E. Curran says the decision to pick up Dont'a Hightower's fifth-year option is "cut-and-dried."
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower is facing a six-to-seven month recovery timetable after undergoing shoulder surgery early in February.
Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Patriots ILB Dont'a Hightower needs shoulder surgery.
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is inactive for Sunday night's Week 5 game against the Bengals.
Patriots SLB Dont'a Hightower wants to be used more as a pass rusher on third down.
ESPN Boston expects the Patriots to remove OLB Dont'a Hightower in all sub-packages this season.
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower returned to the field in Week 7 after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring) expects to be a game-time decision for Sunday versus the Broncos.
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower left Sunday's win over the Bills with a hamstring injury, but a source tells the Herald that he's "good."
CSN New England insider Tom Curran believes first-round LB Dont'a Hightower will have the biggest impact among all newcomers for the Patriots.
Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower is working with the first-team defense ahead of Bobby Carpenter.
Patriots agreed to terms with rookie LB Dont'a Hightower, the No. 25 overall pick, on a four-year contract.
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss points out that No. 25 pick LB Dont'a Hightower's contract is being held up by fourth-year guarantees.