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Brandon Spikes | Linebacker | #55

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Florida
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (62) / NE
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NFL suspended free agent ILB Brandon Spikes four games.
It's unclear which policy Spikes has violated. He was arrested in June following a hit-and-run car accident. Already languishing on the open market, Spikes could go unsigned for all of 2015. Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:48:00 PM

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Free agent ILB Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a personal injury crash Wednesday.

Spikes was charged in a hit-and-run last month and was immediately released by the Patriots. He's been fined, received a year of probation, and lost his driver's license. The soon-to-be 28-year-old struggled to find work earlier this offseason before landing in New England. He's a one-dimensional run-stuffer.
Source: WBZ News
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:02:00 PM

Free agent ILB Brandon Spikes has been charged with four motor vehicle offenses stemming from last weekend's hit-and-run in Massachusetts.

He's charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, speeding, and failure to stay within marked lanes. Spikes allegedly crashed his Maybach into a family of three in a Nissan Murano, injuring the man, woman, and 12-year-old boy. Spikes fled the scene shortly before 3:30 AM on June 7. He had said he hit a deer. The Patriots, of course, released Spikes the very next day after signing him on May 18.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Patriots released ILB Brandon Spikes.

Police are investigating Spikes for a hit-and-run in Massachusetts that hospitalized three people this weekend. It's not clear if Spikes did anything wrong, but the Patriots didn't want to wait and find out. The organization had clearly put Spikes on a zero-tolerance policy after an initial falling out with Bill Belichick. Despite his run-stopping acumen, Spikes will have a hard time finding work during the investigation.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Patriots signed ILB Brandon Spikes to a one-year contract.

Spikes spent the first four years of his career with the Patriots, starting 39 regular-season games and five playoff games (including Super Bowl XLVI). After a one-year stint in Buffalo, he returns to New England as depth behind rehabbing Jerod Mayo (patellar tendon) and Dont'a Hightower (labrum). It's cheap and viable insurance for Bill Belichick.
Mon, May 18, 2015 10:15:00 AM

A source tells WGR 550 Buffalo it’s "highly unlikely" the Bills bring back free agent ILB Brandon Spikes.

The top linebacker remaining on the free-agent market, Spikes left his New England visit without a contract. Spikes graded as a top-10 run stopper by PFF last season and will eventually land a role as a two-down player. The Bills are set to move forward with Ty Powell behind Preston Brown and Nigel Bradham.
Wed, May 13, 2015 06:37:00 PM

Free agent ILB Brandon Spikes is visiting the Patriots on Wednesday.

Spikes is one of the better players left on a barren free-agent market. He can still play the run at 27 years old, but is merely a two-down thumper from the inside. New England wouldn't be an ideal landing spot if Spikes wants to play a lot, but beggars can't be choosers at this stage of the offseason.
Wed, May 6, 2015 02:31:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 06:25:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 07:11:00 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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:44:00 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.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 06:08:00 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.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 06:17:00 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

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