Time will tell how Dont’a Hightower looks at the start of the 2019 NFL season.
But right now, the New England Patriots linebacker looks like a whole new man.
Hightower, 29, worked out Thursday with Patriots guard Shaq Mason, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Benny Cunningham and Jeremy Holt, a former receiver for Division II Harding University. Holt shared a photo of the four players after the workout, and Hightower looks borderline unrecognizable.
(You can click here to see a photo of the new-look Hightower.)
As Hightower said, he’s currently operating around 250-255 pounds. And while that’s not a steep drop off from Hightower’s listed weight of 260 pounds, it certainly shows the three-time Super Bowl champion is putting in work this offseason.
For what it’s worth, Hightower came into the NFL at 270 pounds.