QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
2 days ago

Hightower (shoulder) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The details surrounding Hightower's shoulder injury haven't been specified, but considering he participated in every practice the Patriots held this week, it doesn't appear overly concerning. Barring some sort of setback between now and kickoff, he should be good to go.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
4 days ago

Hightower was limited in Wednesday's practice session due to a shoulder injury.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower wasn't limited in the divisional round and is likely being rested just to ensure his health for the AFC championship. Barring any setbacks, Hightower should be able to play against the Steelers on Sunday.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Hightower (knee) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was able to practice throughout the week after missing the Patriots' last game against the Jets. He'll start at middle linebacker per usual in Week 17.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Hightower (knee) is questionable to play in Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower missed his third game of the season last Sunday versus the Jets but has participated in every practice since. Look for his status to be confirmed prior to kickoff.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Hightower (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower's knee issue won't be tested in Week 16 with the playoffs looming, llwhile Kyle Van Noy figures to see an expanded role at middle linebacker.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Hightower (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Although he's listed as questionable heading into Saturday, Hightower made progress Friday by participating in practice after sitting out Thursday. He has dealt with knee soreness for over a week, but he was able to play through it Sunday and it appears he'll be able to give it a go again Saturday.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Hightower (knee) did not participate in Thursday's practice, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was simply given a day off Thursday in order to rest his sore knee. Barring any sort of setback, he should be ready to play come Saturday's matchup with the Jets.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Hightower (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was placed on the injury report in the middle of the week but will be set to go against the Broncos. He should get the start at middle linebacker.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Hightower (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower appeared on the injury report midway through the week, leaving the exact nature of his injury unclear. The team doesn't appear to be very concerned about the issue but his status for Sunday is up in the air. Look for Kyle Van Noy to see some extra snaps if Hightower is limited or held out.

QDont'a Hightower
LB NE (9)
1 month ago

Hightower was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

Hightower was not on the injury report following Wednesday's practice, so his appearance on it Thursday is somewhat surprising. The exact nature of the linebacker's knee injury is currently unknown, but the team may be able to provide a better update Friday. Hightower should, for now, be considered questionable for Sunday's game against Denver.