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.
The Boston Globe expects No. 25 pick Dont'a Hightower to become an immediate starter, likely at strong-side linebacker.
According to SI.com's Peter King, the Ravens "loved" ILB Dont'a Hightower.
Patriots traded up with the Broncos to select Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport "keeps hearing" the Steelers and Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower are a "match made in heaven."
ESPN Dallas reports there is a "strong possibility" that the Cowboys would target Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower if they execute a trade down, and out of the No. 14 overall pick.
In a poll conducted by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Alabama's Dont'a Hightower was the only middle linebacker other than Luke Kuechly to draw votes from scouts of 4-3 teams.
NFL Network's Mike Mayock said on Path to the Draft Wednesday that "opinions are split throughout the league" on whether Alabama LB Dont'a Hightower can be a three-down linebacker in the pros.
According to SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline, the Seahawks are hoping to trade down in the first round, targeting Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower after moving out of the No. 12 spot.