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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
01/06/14 - LB Brandon Spikes was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury Jan. 6. The fourth-year linebacker played in all 16 games and finished second on the team with 134 tackles during the regular season. He's been battling the injury for weeks, spending extra time riding the stationary bike during practice, and limped off the field with trainers during the season finale after missing a tackle on Buffalo's C.J. Spiller. Spikes will be a free agent after the season, and his future with the team is very much in doubt at this point. His absence leaves a Patriots linebacking corps rather thin, as the group already lost Pro Bowler Jerod Mayo to a chest injury early in the season.
12/30/13 - LB Brandon Spikes limped off under his own power in the fourth quarter of the win over the Bills and did not return. Spikes has been dealing with a knee injury for months and will reportedly need surgery for the injury after the season.
12/26/13 - --LB Brandon Spikes remains limited in practice with a knee injury.
12/11/13 - LB Brandon Spikes continues to be limited in practice with a knee injury, although he's been able to fight through the issue on game days.
12/05/13 - LB Brandon Spikes (knee) was one of three Patriots not on the practice field during media viewing on Wednesday. Spikes has been playing through the injury in recent weeks, although he's limped badly late in games. He was officially listed as having missed practice, although it was deemed as being "not injury related."