New England Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower was active at practice for the first time as he has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
LB Dont'a Hightower is back at practice, as he is off the PUP list. Sixteen days to opener. pic.twitter.com/X5Gg5RvWif— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 22, 2017
Dont'a Hightower returns to Patriots practice. pic.twitter.com/PmQZLRXaGn— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 22, 2017
Dont'a Hightower has returned. He's off PUP pic.twitter.com/OcQGhSaQnK— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) August 22, 2017
Dont'a Hightower is off PUP and at practice today pic.twitter.com/HeH9qz4qFn— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 22, 2017
Dont'a Hightower is off of PUP. In uniform and practicing. Elandon Roberts and Brandon King out here in red jerseys. pic.twitter.com/FG9q31a7yr— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 22, 2017
And while Hightower is listed as a linebacker, MassLive’s Kevin Duffy has an interesting note:
We saw only a few short positional drills, but Dont'a Hightower was working with the D-Linemen, not LBs.— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 22, 2017
Hightower was working with the Patriots thin group of defensive linemen and edge defenders. We’ll see what the Patriots have in mind for their big free agent re-signing.