Dont’a Hightower reportedly is getting interest from the Jets, as well as the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)
A mystery team has emerged in the Dont’a Hightower sweepstakes.
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Jets are one of the teams interested in the linebacker. The report adds the Jets and Patriots are leading the pack of teams interested in him, but several other teams are monitoring the situation closely as well.
At the open of free agency it appeared it was just the Patriots, Titans and Dolphins interested in Hightower, but then Miami and Tennessee dropped out of the running. There was always the thought there was a mystery team or teams were involved, and now we know there are in fact more teams interested in the linebacker.
It is interesting Hightower hasn’t signed yet, which likely is a sign he isn’t getting the money he expected to get on the open market. It was reported last week he was seeking between $10-13 million per year. From a Patriots perspective, even with all the moves they have made, they still have plenty of cap space to sign him.
Hightower is celebrating his 27th birthday Sunday.
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