Free-agent linebacker Dont’a Hightower is visiting with the New York Jets and their meeting is expected to be done Monday, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports.

The Jets and the New England Patriots are reportedly the leaders for Hightower’s services.

The Patriots remain “very interested” in re-signing Hightower, adds La Canfora.

The Jets hadn’t been mentioned as a player for the star linebacker until recently, but it appears they’re serious about stealing him from their AFC East rival.

Hightower would instantly become the Jets’ best linebacker if signed.

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