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Dont’a Hightower Visiting Jets

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Jason LaCanfora reports free agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower is visiting the Jets.

LaCanfora also notes that the Jets might face an uphill battle to land his services.

I am sure I don’t need to convince you why the Jets’ interest in Hightower is logical, but I will try anyway. Hightower is a blue chip talent at linebacker, and the Jets have little in the way of high end talent anywhere on their roster. At 27 years old, Hightower presumably has a number of good years in front of him.

The real question here is how serious Hightower is about considering the Jets. Does he want to get the highest offer, or is he bluffing? Is he trying to squeeze out more money from the Patriots by threatening to go to a division rival? Of course the Jets aren’t much of a threat to New England even with Hightower, but will the thought of losing him get the Pats to go a little higher?

These are things we will only learn in the next few days.