LB Brandon Spikes played for the Bills last year and missed New England’s Super Bowl run.
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Linebacker Brandon Spikes has signed with the New England Patriots for his second tour of duty with the team after spending a season with the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN insiders Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported that the former Patriots and Bills MLB has signed with the Patriots on a one-year deal.
Patriots have signed free agent linebacker Brandon Spikes to a one-year deal, per @FieldYates and me. #markman50
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2015
A second-round draft pick by the Patriots in 2010, Spikes played 51 games for the team from 2010 to 2013, earning a reputation as a top-flight run-stopping LB, but struggling as a pass rusher. Following the 2013 season, Spikes signed with the Patriots’ division rival the Buffalo Bills, and recorded a season-high 8 tackles against his former team.
The Patriots would go on to win Super Bowl XLIX, but afterwards would lose several key players in free agency: NT Vince Wilfork, CB Brandon Browner and CB Darrelle Revis all departed in free agency.
There is no word yet as to how much money Spikes’ contract is worth.