(NEW YORK) — The New England Patriots signed first round draft pick Dont’a Hightower to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth year Wednesday.
The 25th pick in the 2012 draft, Hightower becomes the last of the Patriots draft picks to sign.
“Guess the cats out of the bag lol *#PatriotsNation, wants to think everyone who has helped me reach my dream *#hightowerclan,” the linebacker out of Alabama tweeted Wednesday.
In 12 games for the BCS Champion Crimson Tide last season, Hightower had 85 tackles, four sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.
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