Dont'a Hightower

Outside Linebacker Age: 25 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#25 overall), 2012 College: Alabama Agent(s): Pat Dye Jr. (SportsTrust Advisors)
  • Current Contract

    Dont'a Hightower signed a 4 year, $7,724,002 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $4,057,456 signing bonus, $6,280,729 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,931,001. In 2015, Hightower will earn a base salary of $1,443,273. Hightower has a cap hit of $2,457,637 while his dead money value is $1,014,364.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,724,002
    Signing Bonus $4,057,456
    Average Salary $1,931,001
    Guaranteed $6,280,729
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year 22 $390,000 $1,014,364 - $1,404,364 $6,280,729
    2013 Contract details by year 23 $741,091 $1,014,364 - $1,755,455 $4,876,365
    2014 Contract details by year 24 $1,092,182 $1,014,364 - $2,106,546 $3,120,910
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $1,443,273 $1,014,364 - $2,457,637 $1,014,364
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $7,751,000 - - $7,751,000 -
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing Bonus: $4.05 million
    • $6.28 million guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $4,057,456 - - - - - $4,447,456
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $741,091 - - - - - - $741,091
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,092,182 - - - - - - $1,092,182
    3 seasons $2,223,273 $4,057,456 - - - - - $6,280,729
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,443,273 - - - - - - $1,443,273
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,751,000 - - - - - - $7,751,000
    $11,417,546 $4,057,456 - - - - - $15,475,002
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    09/12/2014 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $16,537 Roughing the Passer against Ryan Tannehill (MIA)
    - $16,537
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dont'a Hightower ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Dont'a Hightower's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

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    • Previous Rating: 6.65
    • Cap Hit: $854,773
    • Free Agent: 2017

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 113
    • Points/Game: 9.42
    • Points/Snap: 0.14


    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2014 12 12 834 6 89 51 38 1
    2013 16 14 857 1 97 55 42
    2012 14 13 568 4 60 43 17