Latest On Steelers, Dont’a Hightower

The Steelers have made an offer to free agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com (on Twitter). However, they don’t want Hightower to use their proposal for leverage with the Patriots. He has been told that if he gets on the plane to leave Pittsburgh without agreeing to terms, the offer will be off the table. "<strong

Hightower has been making the free agent rounds, but it certainly sounds like his goal is to return to the Patriots. After Hightower spoke with the Jets and Titans, both teams were skeptical about his willingness to actually leave New England, though the Jets still sound quite interested. The Jets may be willing to drive up the price on the rival Patriots, but the Steelers want no part of that game. They’ve made their offer to Hightower and if he does not quickly accept, they’ll redirect that cap space in another direction.

Adding a superstar like Hightower would certainly lessen the blow of Lawrence Timmons leaving for the Dolphins. Soon, we should know whether Hightower will shock everyone and join up with Pittsburgh.

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12 comments on “Latest On Steelers, Dont’a Hightower

  1. Clark

    Hes coming back dont let the Steelers bully you into doing something. They arent even letting him talk it over with his family in person like come on

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    • Grant

      Please,Bully? It’s called they don’t want to be used they don’t play games with Free agents.

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    • bdpecore

      Based on the rumors, I wouldn’t either. I’m sure the Pats already gave him a number they are willing to pay him. So not he needs to sh*t or get off the pot.

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      • bdpecore

        *So now

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    • TJECK109

      Bully? You call being offered millions of dollars and asked for a decision before you leave being bullied that’s a joke. Is he taking visits to places his family wouldn’t consider moving to? I would imagine there has to be discussions before you even get on a plane.

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    • Bully him? So he is in Pittsburgh and his family does not know it? It has not been discussed? Really?

      And he is visiting alone? And if so he cant call or face time his family about the deal or fly them down?

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  2. Charles

    Slavery has changed over the last 150 years now people auction themselves off!

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  3. Cleveland - City of Losers

    I bet he signs with Steelers. Like we really need that in our division…

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  4. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    He gone.

    Pretty obvious attempt to get his price up.

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  5. Stillers122973

    I won’t get my hopes up.

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  6. If he agrees to play with Steelers, this would be a definite upgrade and a sure guarantee to compete for a SB!

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  7. madmanTX

    Good job by the Steelers to make a now or never offer–they won’t get pulled into some bidding war bs.

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