Remember about Dont’a Hightower, my number five best free agent? Well, the Patriots resigned him to a four year contract. This is great for the team because without Hightower their defense isn’t all that flashy. I mean, don’t get me wrong, they have two good safeties and Rob Ninkovich are both pretty good, but Hightower was probably the best linebacker free agent out there. And, if the Patriots want to defend their title, remember the old saying, “Defense Wins Championships”. The Patriots probably have enough cap space to make another defensive splash in free agency, but this was very important to the team. The Patriots are having a great past couple of days, as this added on to the Brandin Cooks trade. Dont’a Hightower is coming off a season in which he had 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 65 tackles in really not that much playing time. I predict for him to have a huge year this year as he enters his prime.

Resources:

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/patriots-end-donta-hightowers-free-agent-tour-re-sign-him-to-a-4-year-deal-031517

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