The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Hightower owns 386 tackles and 19.0 sacks in his career since being selected by New England with the 25th overall pick of the 2012 draft out of Alabama.
"With anybody on the team, it's like, man, you never want those things to happen", Roberts said.
Hightower, who signed a four-year, $35m contract this offseason, was an integral part of New England's Super Bowl-winning squad last season and was voted to the Pro Bowl and a second-team All-Pro.
Brown has been the team's top defensive tackle in terms of playing time (59 percent) and has been credited with 24 tackles and one sack. If he does indeed miss Sunday's game, Hightower would likely be replaced at middle linebacker David Harris.
"That's bad news for a guy like Hightower to go down with that injury and to be out for the year (with) what he means to this defense", linebacker David Harris said. Harris, who has played just 26 defensive snaps all season, could see his role grow considerably with Hightower sidelined.
Hightower left the game against the Falcons in the 3rd quarter and he did not return. Hightower missed a couple of games earlier this season, so they've had some experience without him in the lineup to draw on as they come up with a new plan on defense. "It's a tough loss for us defensively, but it's something we'll have to overcome".
Will he be able to get creative enough to fix the Patriots' defensive issues without his most dependable defensive player?
MPC ( more personal computing ) segment derives the majority of its revenues from the PC (personal computing) market. A weaker point in the quarter was gaming revenue, which slipped 1%, ahead of the launch of the Xbox One X on Nov.7.
On the other side, Svitolina has nothing to brag about after her mediocre tennis display from the previous round. The result ensures Garcia, Halep and Svitolina all remain in contention to join Wozniacki in the semi-finals.
The deal is expected to result in debt reduction of $1.26 billion and liquidity of about $870 million in USA dollars. In total, the transaction will reduce HBC's debt by $1.3 billion (1.6 billion Canadian).
On Oct. 20, Comey posted a picture of what appeared to be him watching the sun peeking over the horizon in an Iowa cornfield. Will try to tweet in useful ways", a comment sure to be interpreted as a jab at his prolifically tweeting former boss.
Interactive Entertainment has officially confirmed that the fighting game will make its way to Windows PC, according to Gematsu . Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game experience that expands on the previous title's larger-than-life showdowns.
The meeting will take place 16 days after Kaepernick filed a grievance against the National Football League owners for collusion. Kaepernick's campaign began previous year , but reached a fever pitch when President Trump weighed in recently on Twitter.
Girardi took the Yankees to within one game of the World Series this season and next year should be even better. The New York Yankees have chose to part ways with manager Joe Girardi for the 2018 season, the team announced.
Cisco software components will be licensed on an annual subscription basis including one-, three- and five-year terms. All of this could help it gain traction against its larger cloud rivals. "This is what we hear customers asking for".
Flu shot today keeps the zombies away
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Dustin Pedroia undergoes knee surgery
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Kid Rock says he is not running for Senate in MI
That's according to an interview Tuesday morning on Howard Stern's radio show, reported by our sister station, WXYZ in Detroit . Rock said the Senate idea - which he has publicly toyed with for months - was a mixed blessing.
New York State Bans Vaping Where Cigarettes Already Prohibited
The bill adding e-cigarettes to the state Clean Indoor Air Act was sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and state Sen. According to the American Lung Association, almost three-quarters of New York's municipalities already have bans in effect.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium's camera distortion issue gets a fix
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Forecast: Heavy Rain Tuesday As The Warm Weather Continues
It's possible Denver could see a round of snow and colder temperatures by Thursday , though it's still too early to know for sure. A warm front will lift through our area Thursday and bring a rise in the temperatures to the low 60s and a mostly sunny sky.
Gas prices continue slide
In Mississippi, the statewide average peaked at $2.49 about two weeks after the hurricane and have been declining since, Redman said.