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www.bostonherald.com Sep 9, 2018
Patriots’ Dont’a Hightower hosts watch party to raise money for diabetes

Patriots’ Dont’a Hightower hosts watch party to raise money for diabetes

Patriots Pro Bowl linebacker Dont’a Hightower is hosting his fourth annual Monday Night Football Watch Party to raise funds for diabetes tonight at Patriot Place, an event that comes at a time when more and more people connected with the disease are sounding alarms over a steep spike in the cost of insulin.Hightower has become a national ambassador for the American Diabetes Association since his mother, L’Tanya, was diagnosed with the disease four years ago.“It shook up their world, and since then he’s been committed to raising funds and awareness,” said Julia Lauria, director of...
Houston Chronicle Sep 9, 2018

John McClain's Texans vs. Patriots grades

The Chronicle's John McClain grades the Texans' performance after their 27-20 loss to the Patriots in their season opener.
www.bostonherald.com Sep 9, 2018
Patriots topple Texans; Gronkowski, defense lead the way

Patriots topple Texans; Gronkowski, defense lead the way

FOXBORO — The Texans unfortunate start to the 2018 season was self-inflicted.On Houstons first offensive snap, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Miller botched a handoff, and Patriots linebacker Donta Hightower pounced on it at the 19-yard line.As for the rest of Watsons struggles?Credit the Patriots and a rejuvenated front seven.New Englands defensive line overwhelmed Houston early and often in a season-opening 27-20 victory. Unlike last years matchup, the Pats contained Watson in the pocket. The elusive quarterback rarely escaped and extended the play. Instead, Watson was often retreating and...
Pats Pulpit Sep 9, 2018
WATCH: Patriots take early lead thanks to defense, Brady-Gronkowski connection

WATCH: Patriots take early lead thanks to defense, Brady-Gronkowski connection

New England leads 7-0. The New England Patriots’ offense started their season opener slowly, and went three-and-out after three straight runs. The defense, on the other hand, was quick and forced a fumble on its first play of the season: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson lost the football after trying to fake a handoff and Dont’a Hightower fell on the loose football: First defensive play of 2018 = @zeus30hightower fumble recovery.#GoPats | #HOUvsNE pic.twitter.com/FdwtXcbKm9— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 9, 2018 New England’s next possession started...
Pats Pulpit Sep 9, 2018
Patriots vs Texans: Under-The-Radar Players You Should Be Watching

Patriots vs Texans: Under-The-Radar Players You Should Be Watching

Keep an eye on these players today. When the Patriots kick off this afternoon, everyone will be watching Tom Brady, Dont’a Hightower, and Rob Gronkowski. But there are lots of players that fly under the radar. I wanted to focus on a few that I think will have a major impact on the team today and throughout the season. James Develin, FB - The fullback, one of the most overlooked starting positions in all of sports. Every now and again one comes along that does things different, like Larry Centers, but mostly these guys are treated like a snow plow on a truck. They clear the road for the...
The Republican Sep 6, 2018
New England Patriots name six captains for 2018 season, including first-timers James White and Pat Chung

New England Patriots name six captains for 2018 season, including first-timers James White and Pat Chung

White and Chung took the places of Rob Gronkowski, Dont'a Hightower and Duron Harmon.
The Republican Sep 6, 2018
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower changed offseason regimen to better prevent injuries

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower changed offseason regimen to better prevent injuries

New England's best linebacker is aiming to play 16 games for the first time since 2013.
NESN.com Sep 6, 2018

Dont’a Hightower, Patriots Appreciate Brian Flores’ ‘Easier’ Defense

FOXBORO, Mass. — It remains to be seen how different Brian Flores’ New England Patriots defense will be from the... Read More »
NESN.com Sep 5, 2018

Dont’a Hightower’s ‘Welcome To The NFL’ Moment Was Getting Moss’d By Gronk

FOXBORO, Mass. — Now in his seventh NFL season, Dont’a Hightower is one of the New England Patriots’ most established... Read More »
NESN.com Sep 4, 2018

Malcolm Butler Pulls Back Curtain On Mental State After Super Bowl Benching

Bill Belichick crushed Malcolm Butler when he chose to bench him in the New England Patriots Super Bowl LII loss... Read More »
Pats Pulpit Aug 20, 2018
Football Outsiders: Will Dont’a Hightower fix the Patriots run defense?

Football Outsiders: Will Dont’a Hightower fix the Patriots run defense?

And other thoughts from Football Outsiders. Every year, Football Outsiders releases their Almanac to preview the upcoming NFL season. We spoke with Rivers McCown of Football Outsiders to get the inside scoop on the New England Patriots. Click here to purchase the Football Outsiders Almanac! The Patriots run defense was exceptionally weak last year. Will Danny Shelton and Adrian Clayborn help fix the problem? Or will the return of Dont’a Hightower mean the most? RM: I would be more concerned about New England’s run defense if the Patriots didn’t have a strong historical tendency to...

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