Don’t kill the messenger, I’m just reporting what I just found and what was reported just now by SB Nation, who in itself is a reputable company.
SB Nations Tennessee branch is reporting that the Titans are ‘closing in on deal with Dont’a Hightower’.
These are their sources they are referencing… Here’s a columnist for Bleacher Report:
Looks like Dont'a Hightower will sign with the Titans.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) March 10, 2017
and here is a columnist from USA Today:
— Clint Lamb (@ClintRLamb) March 10, 2017
The two guys that tweeted this have a combined 7k followers on Twitter, I really don’t know how reputable they are, especially without Schefter or Rapoport weighing in on this yet…
This would be absolutely devastating if true. Hightower was the leader of this Patriots defense. Any time you lose the guy with the green dot on his helmet, it’s not a good move for your defense.
Yesterday, when the Patriots signed Stephon Gilmore I was excited, but knowing that that signing could come with the cost of losing Hightower and possibly Butler, that doesn’t excite me. That one step forward yesterday is potentially followed by 2 giant steps back. Not a good thing for a defense.