Dont’a Hightower To Return To The Patriots
The New England Patriots have resigned one of their most valuable defensive stars.
Hightower, 27, was named a Patriots captain for the first time in 2016. He finished the season with 65 tackles, 2.5 sacks and eight quarterback hits.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Hightower has made big-time plays on the game's biggest stage including his fourth-quarter strip sack of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in Super Bowl LI, which coach Bill Belichick called a game-changing play in the team's 25-point second-half comeback.