Free agent Hightower leaves without deal after visiting Jets (The Associated Press)

Dont’a Hightower visited an AFC East rival – and left without a deal. The New York Jets announced Monday that they met with the free agent linebacker, one of the most-coveted players available this offseason. Hightower, who has helped the New England Patriots win two Super Bowls in his five NFL seasons, met with the Jets on Sunday and Monday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.