FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 27: Outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots recovers a fumble for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
The Patriots roster has taken a HUGE blow this morning as both OT Marcus Cannon and LB Dont’a Hightower are opting out of the 2020 NFL season. According to Adam Schefter, Hightower is scheduled to make $8 million in base salary. He had a baby July 16.