All eyes were on New England Patriots star linebacker Dont’a Hightower at mandatory mini-camp. The Super Bowl champion looked noticeably leaner.
Take a look at him in the images below captured by reporters present for the first day of mini-camp. Some reporters noted Hightower’s slimmed-down frame.
Thankfully, it doesn’t appear as though Hightower has missed a beat while out of action.
After being one of eight Patriots to opt-out of the 2020 season, Hightower returned, but was repeatedly questioned about his commitment to the team and upcoming campaign.
Hightower was asked if he intended on playing this season. The veteran said, “well, I wouldn’t be out here doing this for free.”
As his first media session went on, it seemed as though he was growing tired of answering retirement questions. Here is a look at the entire media session: