NFL Rumors: Dont’a Hightower Visiting Steelers After Meeting With Jets, Titans


Dont’a Hightower’s free-agency tour rolls on.

After meeting with the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets, the Pro Bowl linebacker is scheduled to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.

The Steelers have a need at linebacker after losing veteran Lawrence Timmons to the Miami Dolphins last week.

Hightower’s previous team, the New England Patriots, remains in the hunt to sign the 27-year-old. In fact, both the Jets and the Titans came away from their meetings with Hightower convinced he’ll end up back in Foxboro, according to multiple reports.

Losing Hightower would leave a massive hole in New England’s depth chart. The dropoff in talent from him to Shea McClellin, Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts and Jonathan Freeny is significant.

Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images

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