Hightower (knee) has been listed as inactive for Thursday's game against the Texans. Hightower was limited in practice all week, leaving him as a toss up to play Week 3. This will be his second missed game since spraining his MCL in the team's Week 1 game. The added time off prior to Week 4 may be enough for him to get back on the field. Look for Elandon Roberts to see some extra time once again in Hightower's absence.
Hightower (knee) was listed as a limited participant at Tuesday's practice. Hightower was upgraded from non-participation for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL in Week 1, but he was sporting a large knee brace and had a noticeable limp, according to Courtney Fallon of NFL Network. Considering Tuesday's practice was a walk-through without pads, Hightower's upgraded participation shouldn't be taken as a sign he's likely to play in Thursday's game against Houston. At best, he'll be game-time decision.
Hightower (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report. The Patriots didn't actually practice, but if they had, Hightower likely would have been absent. He also missed practice all last week, ultimately getting a 'doubtful' designation on the Friday injury report. Jonathan Freeny and Shea McClellin covered most of Hightower's vacated playing time Sunday against Miami, both logging a little more than half the defensive snaps. With the Patriots on a short week ahead of Thursday's game against Houston, the 26-year-old Hightower is in serious danger of missing a second straight game.
Hightower (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. As expected, Hightower won't be in the lineup Sunday after missing three consecutive practices throughout the week. Rookie Elandon Roberts figures to see additional reps at middle linebacker with Hightower sidelined.
Hightower (knee) is unlikely to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Hightower missed a third consecutive practice Friday, leaving him as a long shot to suit up Sunday against Miami. His official status will be available Friday afternoon when the Patriots release their final injury report. Rookie sixth-rounder Elandon Roberts is next up on the depth chart at middle linebacker, but he wouldn't necessarily have a three-down role in the event of a Hightower absence.
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