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Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Linebacker Brandon Spikes: A 5.06-second 40-yard dash time hurt Spikes' stock, but not Bill Belichick. He sees Spikes as a big, productive force on the inside who moves as well between the tackles as any linebacker he's seen in recent years.
A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 2/62 -- Brandon Spikes, ILB, 6-3, 249, Florida, His 40 time hurt his draft stock, but Spikes' career at Florida showed he could flat out play. He was the captain of the defense, a force in the middle and a playmaker for the Gators. He'll play early on. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Brandon Spikes News
09/21/16 - LB Brandon Spikes played only eight snaps in the opener and was inactive for the game against the Jets.
09/16/16 - LB Brandon Spikes was inactive on Thursday due to a personnel decision, after he'd played only eight snaps in the opener against Baltimore.
08/12/16 - LB Brandon Spikes was signed on Sunday to replace injured Reggie Ragland on the roster, and Spikes should see plenty of time against the Colts Saturday as he tries to get comfortable with Rex Ryan's defense.
08/09/16 - LB Brandon Spikes, who played for the Bills in 2014, was re-signed as a free agent in the wake of the Reggie Ragland injury.
08/07/16 - LB Brandon Spikes was signed to a one-year contract by the Buffalo Bills after he was out of the NFL for a year, according to multiple reports Sunday. Spikes, 28, last played in the NFL for the Bills in 2014. He was set to rejoin the New England Patriots in 2015 but was released last June as police investigated his role in a hit-and-run crash in Massachusetts. Spikes later pleaded guilty to multiple motor vehicle charges and received probation. The NFL suspended Spikes for the first four games of the 2015 regular season but he spent the year out of football. Spikes has played in 67 games and has registered 340 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, six forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 16 passes defensed.