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Report: Dont’a Hightower’s contract worth $7.7M, with roughly $6.3M guaranteed

07.19.12 at 7:51 pm ET

While there’s no information yet on his base salaries, information has started to leak out about the four-year contract that was signed by Patriots rookie linebacker Dont’a Hightower. According to Aaron Wilson of, Hightower’s contract is worth $7.7 million, with nearly $6.3 million fully guaranteed.

By way of comparison, last year’s No. 25 pick — right tackle James Carpenter, taken by the Seahawks — signed a four-year, $7.641 million contract prior to the start of last season, a deal that contained $6.224 million guaranteed, including a $4.057 million signing bonus, per Rotoworld.

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