Despite OTA Absence, Bill Belichick Expects Dont'a Hightower To Play -- 'But We Know Things Can Change'On Thursday, head coach Bill Belichick was asked if he has "any sense" as whether or not Hightower will return to the Patriots.
Dont'a Hightower Retirement Speculation Has Entered The Boston Sports RealmDont'a Hightower opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Might he be opting out for good?
Report: Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon Planning To Play For Patriots In 2021Earlier this offseason, defensive captain Devin McCourty said that he anticipated a return for the Patriots players who opted out of the 2020 season. Now, that informed hunch has been backed by some reporting.
Devin McCourty Says Patriots' 2020 Opt-Outs Will Be Back Next SeasonThe Patriots had eight players opt out of the 2020 season, but safety Devin McCourty believes they'll all be back in 2021.
Dont'a Hightower Used Patriots Super Bowl LI Comeback To Inspire Fiancee During Birth Of First ChildWhen Dont'a Hightower's fiancee hit hour 17 of labor with the couple's first child, he reached back and used one of New England's most emotional victories to inspire her.
Ja'Whaun Bentley Ready For Bigger Role As Patriots Leader At LinebackerThe change at quarterback is drawing much of the attention with the New England Patriots, and rightfully so. But there is another position that is undergoing even more massive reconstruction: Linebacker.
Belichick On Patriots Opt-Outs: 'I Totally Respect It And Support It 100 Percent'"We all have to make our decisions and, I talked to those guys and they explained their situations and they had to make the decision that was best for them and I totally respect it and support it 100 percent," Belichick said.
NFL Executive Believes Bill Belichick Is 'Masterminding' Opt-Out Situation With PatriotsIs this all part of Bill Belichick's master plan?
List Of Patriots Players Who Opted Out Of 2020 NFL SeasonSo far, five members of the New England Patriots have opted out of the 2020 season.
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower Opting Out Of 2020 SeasonAnother Patriots player is opting out of the 2020 season, and he's a big one. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower will not play this season.
Dont'a Hightower Backs Out Of Pro BowlWith an early exit from the playoffs, a few Patriots players have the opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl for the first time in four years. But one of New England's three Pro Bowlers has backed out of the exhibition.
Slater, Gilmore, Hightower Named To NFL Pro Bowl Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, linebacker Dont’a Hightower and special teams captain Matthew Slater were named to the Pro Bowl.
Patriots' Defense Has Scored As Many Touchdowns As It Has Allowed Through Eight GamesThis is not how football is supposed to work in 2019.
Focusing On Bad Opponents Is Missing Forest For Trees And Other Leftover Patriots ThoughtsIf you want to find a comparison for the 2019 Patriots, you can't look at the current NFL. You have to look to the best defenses in NFL history. That should tell you all you need to know about this year's Patriots.