Breer: Hightower’s deal says Patriots have concerns about his health

Breer: Hightower’s deal says Patriots have concerns about his health

According to a report from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the New York Jets became concerned about medical issues they discovered after giving Dont’a Hightower a physical.

On Sports Sunday, Albert Breer explained why Hightower’s new deal with the Patriots speaks volumes about their own concerns with the linebacker’s health.

“If you look at the Patriots contract, they’re telling you the exact same thing,” explained Breer. “The per-game roster bonuses in his deal are larger than any other player on the roster. That includes Rob Gronkowski. That includes Tom Brady - who is going to be playing into his 40s on that contract. That includes Julian Edelman. On top of that, there are incentives that also will be based on health play time, Pro Bowl, All-Pro.

“The Jets’ concerns, the Patriots share those concerns. It’s right there in the contract.”

Dont'a Hightower on Twitter: Send gifts to Gillette

Dont'a Hightower on Twitter: Send gifts to Gillette

That address is One Patriot Place, Foxboro, Mass., 02035.

Dont'a Hightower has a message for Patriots fans relieved that the linebacker chose to remain in New England after testing the free agency waters with visits to the Jets and Steelers. 

Those cupcakes (SpongeBob cupcakes perhaps?) will probably arriving soon. 

 

Giardi: Dont'a Hightower ‘satisfied with result’ of Patriots contract

Giardi: Dont'a Hightower ‘satisfied with result’ of Patriots contract

Dont'a Hightower re-signs with the New England Patriots for four more years, and Mike Giardi says the linebacker is satisfied with the result.