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NFL.com Lists Dont’a Hightower as a ‘Free Agency Fit’ for Colts

February 15th, 2017 at 3:36 PM
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According to NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison, New England Patriots soon-to-be free agent inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower could be a ‘fit’ for the Indianapolis Colts:

Dont’a Hightower, linebacker

Potential fits: Colts, Redskins, Raiders.

Well, we discussed Berry donning the Silver and Black above. That might not merely be speculation, but rampant speculation. However, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has stated that inside linebacker is “a hole that we have to fill.” Oakland won’t be sleepless letting go of ex-Seattle linebacker Malcolm Smith. Enter Hightower, who would join a so-so defense with more raw talent than production (at this point, anyway).

Meanwhile, the Colts must rebuild the defense straight up the middle, and have the dollars to do so.

Perhaps the most interesting match, though, would be the Redskins, who have lacked the type of defensive leadership in the ILB spot Hightower could bring since London Fletcher hung ‘em up. The ‘Skins are in their best cap shape in years, yet have several important free agents in their own driveway to consider first: Cousins, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garçon â?¦

Most importantly: The Colts, Redskins and Raiders all gave up at least 4.5 yards per carry in 2016.

While pretty much any star defensive player with a pulse could be of interest to …

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