FOXBOROUGH — A little insight from the Patriots official Twitter account.
Linebacker Jamie Collins will get the green dot on his helmet, signifying his direct communication with the coaches on the sideline as well as his leadership on the team.
Jamie Collins with a green dot for the defense tonight. pic.twitter.com/5HOHLHyoNK— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 22, 2014
Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower, who have both worn the dot for the Patriots defense, look like they will not play tonight against the Carolina Panthers. Mayo typically wears the dot as the leader of the defense.