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Brandon Spikes | Linebacker

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Florida
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The Bills remain interested in free agent ILB Brandon Spikes.
The Bills want to keep Spikes, but only at their price. Spikes may end up back in Buffalo if he can't find a better deal on the open market. The Vikings have reportedly reached out to Spikes. Apr 3 - 6:25 PM

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The Vikings have reached out to free agent ILB Brandon Spikes.

The Vikings have interest in Spikes, but are reportedly unwilling to meet his asking price. An early-down run stopper, Spikes would be a major upgrade at the MIKE spot for Minnesota. The Bills also haven't ruled out re-signing Spikes.
Mar 28 - 7:11 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley expressed a desire to re-sign free agent ILB Brandon Spikes.

Per Whaley, his two remaining tasks in free agency are re-signing Spikes and adding a vet receiver. Spikes has drawn zero known interest on the open market and could likely be had on the cheap. He's a pure two-down thumper.
Mar 27 - 11:44 AM

Free agent ILB Brandon Spikes would be a pure run-stopping 'backer were he to re-sign with the Bills.

Spikes has designs on a three-down role, but GM Doug Whaley has made it clear that's not available in Buffalo. The open market should view Spikes the same way Whaley does. Stopping the run is his speciality.
Feb 19 - 6:08 PM

The Bills' website believes free agent ILB Brandon Spikes could return on a one-year deal.

Spikes played limited snaps last year, but had a major role in upgrading Buffalo's run defense. The Bills could also elect to replace Spikes with free agent David Harris, who is a Rex Ryan favorite.
Jan 31 - 6:17 PM

Bills agreed to terms with ILB Brandon Spikes, formerly of the Patriots, on a one-year, $3.25 million deal.

The Bills foreshadowed this signing when they announced second-year LB Kiko Alonso would move to weak-side linebacker, clearing the way for Spikes to man the middle. Spikes, one of the best run-stuffing linebackers in the league, will provide a solid anchor in the middle of the Bills' new 4-3 scheme. He's not an every-down player, so Spikes could be a disappointment in 2014 IDP leagues. Expect Alonso to continue to be Buffalo's stat-monster linebacker.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Free agent ILB Brandon Spikes visited the Bills on Friday.

It's Spikes' first-known visit of free agency. With the Bills ready to move Kiko Alonso to weak-side linebacker, Spikes would man the middle. He's one of the league's better run-stopping linebackers.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Free agent ILB Brandon Spikes (knee) says he's 100 percent healthy.

Spikes ended the season on injured reserve with a knee injury but didn't need surgery. He'll be full go for OTAs and minicamp with whichever team he's playing with next. It won't be the Patriots, as Spikes said both sides could "benefit from a fresh start." Spikes is just 26 and is a top-notch run defender.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:48:00 AM

The Patriots have had no negotiations with free agent MLB Brandon Spikes this offseason, as expected.

The Patriots aren't even going to make an effort to bring back Spikes, who has consistently ruffled feathers in New England with a lack of professionalism. On the field, he's been a strong run defender and is just 26 years old. Spikes is going to have a solid market come March 11.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 12:28:00 PM

The Boston Herald agrees with ESPN Boston that the Patriots will not re-sign free agent MLB Brandon Spikes.

Beat writer Jeff Howe expects Spikes to command "Rey Maualuga money," or about $6.5 million over two years. (Maualuga and Spikes have the same agent.) Spikes is a strong run defender, but can't function on passing downs and lost "his greatest ally" when LBs coach Pepper Johnson left to take the defensive line coaching job in Buffalo. 26 years old, Spikes is Rotoworld's No. 3 free agent inside linebacker behind Donald Butler and Karlos Dansby.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Patriots MLB Brandon Spikes (injured reserve) will not need offseason knee surgery.

Spikes suffered a PCL injury and was placed on injured reserve last week. There was a report that New England put Spikes on I.R. because he was late to a practice, but we find that hard to believe. He's a premier run-stopping linebacker. Spikes, an impending free agent, isn't expected to re-sign with the Pats. Donta' Hightower and Jamie Collins filled in admirably Saturday against the Colts.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 09:31:00 PM

Per ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, it would be a "major surprise" if the Patriots re-signed free agent ILB Brandon Spikes.

Spikes has been a stout inside run thumper, but earned something of a knucklehead reputation in four years with New England and will likely command more money than the Patriots are willing to spend. He also does not play in passing downs. Spikes was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury before the Divisional Round. He's expected to require offseason surgery.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 02:31:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Patriots placed MLB Brandon Spikes (knee) on injured reserve partly because he was late to practice last Friday.

Spikes had been battling a ligament issue in his knee for weeks before he was sent to I.R., so it comes as no surprise that there was more to this story. However, it's hard to believe the missed practice played a major role in the decision. The Patriots are aiming for a Super Bowl, and Spikes is their top run defender. It just happened to be the final straw. Spikes will collect his playoff pay and then head for free agency. He's our No. 3 available free-agent inside linebacker.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes (injured reserve) is expected to undergo offseason knee surgery.

Per the Boston Globe, Spikes has been battling a ligament problem "for weeks." It's a concern that Spikes will now need the operation before he enters free agency. One of the NFL's premier interior run-thumpers, a healthy Spikes would be a top-five free agent inside linebacker. Others free-agent ILB eligibles include Donald Butler, Karlos Dansby, Jon Beason, and Daryl Smith.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Patriots placed MLB Brandon Spikes (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Spikes has been on and off the injury report all year with knee ailment, but there was never any indication his season wound end. The Patriots figure to turn to special teamer Dane Fletcher at middle linebacker, though they could wind up playing a lot of nickel and dime sub-packages instead, getting an extra safety on the field. Either way, losing Spikes is a blow to New England's already suspect run defense. He is a wood-laying hammer inside.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 04:31:00 PM

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