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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Full participant in minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower (pectoral) was a full participant in minicamp this month, Zack Cox of NESN reports.

Hightower is bouncing back from a torn pectoral that required season-ending surgery last November. The linebacker was eased into drills during the start of OTAs, but his full participation in minicamp suggests the linebacker has returned to full strength. Considering how the Patriots defense took a step back in his absence last year, Hightower's availability is undoubtedly a great thing for New England in advance of the 2018 campaign.

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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Goes through full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower (pectoral) was a full participant in OTAs on Thursday, Kevin Duffy of reports.

Hightower is still recovering from a pectoral injruy that has had him sidelined since October, and he was a limited participant in last week's OTAs. However, with a full session Thursday, it looks like Hightower's goal of returning for training camp is still on track to be achieved. Hightower enters the 2018 campaign looking to put together his first full season since 2013.

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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Works into OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower (pectoral) was a limited participant in OTAs on Thursday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Having been sidelined since late October, Hightower appears on pace to be ready for training camp -- the initial goal. Before the 2017 campaign, Hightower had five straight seasons with 60-plus tackles. For those looking to utilize Hightower in IDP settings, it's important to note he hasn't played more than 13 games in a season since 2013.

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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Free of setbacks thus far
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower (pectoral) appears on track to be available for the 2018 season opener, Mike Reiss of reports.

Hightower has seemed to avoid any setbacks in his recovery thus far, which makes him a realistic candidate to be available for the start of the 2018 season. The 27-year-old underwent season-ending pectoral surgery in late October. The Patriots could express additional caution bringing him back, however, given the linebacker's injury history.

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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Officially placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hightower (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Hightower underwent season-ending pectoral surgery nearly two weeks ago and now officially has been placed on injured reserve. Without both Hightower and fellow linebacker Shea McClellin (concussion), the Patriots will have to rely on their depth at the position for the remainder of the season, starting with David Harris and Marquis Flowers.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012New England Patriots146043.0174000.0003
2013New England Patriots169755.0421000.0003
2014New England Patriots128951.0386000.0002
2015New England Patriots126151.0103.5000.0002
2016New England Patriots136531.0342.5000.0002
2017New England Patriots51412.022000.0000
2018New England Patriots3116.050000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012New England Patriots1400002621
2013New England Patriots1600000000
2014New England Patriots1200100000
2015New England Patriots1200001010
2016New England Patriots1300100000
2017New England Patriots500000000
2018New England Patriots300001010
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