Recent Injury Bite

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower hurt his right knee in Thursday night's opener. He left in the 3rd quarter and could be seen riding the stationary bike with a hot pack on the knee after being examined. New England deemed him questionable to return. The right knee is the same spot that kept him out of offseason workouts and on the training-camp PUP until late August.

Related Injury Bites

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower will begin training camp on the PUP list. It's not yet clear what issue is limiting him, but Hightower has endured recurring knee trouble and dealt with a shoulder injury in the postseason. New England re-signed him in free agency, however, so expect Hightower to be ready for the regular season.