The New England Patriots reached an agreement with first round draft pick LB Dont’a Hightower (Pro Football Talk). Hightower was drafted in the first round at pick 25 out of Alabama. He is expected to be a physical presence in the middle of the defense.
Patriots agree to contract with Dont’a Hightower, according to Pro Football Talk. Four years, team option for fifth.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) July 18, 2012
All the Patriots draft picks are now signed and they are expected to report tomorrow.