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Guess the cupcakes didn't work.
Dont'a Hightower is going to re-sign with the Patriots, according to reports. It's a four-year deal worth $43.5 million.
The #Patriots and star LB @zeus30hightower reach a deal for 4 years, $43.5M, $19M guaranteed, per @_sportstrust.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2017
Getting Hightower back is arguably New England's biggest off-season move. Hightower is the Patriots' quarterback on defense, and the depth behind him is thin.
He has also literally saved New England's two most recent Super Bowl victories from going the other way. He stopped Marshawn Lynch at the one-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX to set up the Malcolm Butler interception, and he strip-sacked Matt Ryan in Super Bowl LI, which led to the Patriots making it a one-score game at the time.
The only big thing the Patriots have to figure out now is what to do with Malcolm Butler.
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