New England Patriots fans were thrilled to see Dont’a Hightower re-sign with the team Wednesday. But not as thrilled as the linebacker’s mom was.
L’Tanya Hightower posted a video on Instagram of herself celebrating her son’s four-year, $43.5 million contract. Try to watch it without smiling — we dare you.
Hightower’s signing was the latest development in a wildly successful offseason for the Patriots, who also added a half-dozen other players through trades and free agency.
With the 2016 Pro Bowler back in the mix, New England’s defense — which allowed the fewest points in the NFL this past season — should be just as formidable, if not more so.
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