With the exciting news this morning that the New England Patriots signed free agent corner back Stephon Gilmore, the team needs to next move on to their own players that are currently free agents.
One of those players is LB Dont’a Hightower. Among other teams trying to make a push for the linebacker, is the Miami Dolphins according to report:
Dolphins are among the teams that are interested in Dont'a Hightower, per source.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 9, 2017
The Patriots need to get Hightower wrapped up. With these rumors that the Patriots are trying to possibly trade Malcolm Butler, they need to keep guys like Dont’a, Harmon and Ryan if they can. The last thing this defense needs to do is take a step forward followed by two steps back. While it’s nice to see the Patriots possibly add some players on offense, it’s not the offense I’m worried about, it’s the defense. The Patriots need to secure the leader on defense.