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Brandon Spikes

26-Year-Old Linebacker – Buffalo Bills

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Spikes signed with Buffalo in the offseason and will start for the team at middle linebacker, perhaps even in a three-down role. His play count was limited in New England due knee troubles and a deep ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 255   DOB: 9/3/1987  College: Florida  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Spikes Contract Information:

Spikes signed a one-year, $3.25M deal with the Bills in March of 2014.

July 22, 2014  –  Brandon Spikes News

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Spikes returned to practice Tuesday after being forced out of Monday's session because of cramps, the Buffalo News reports.

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Brandon Spikes NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 22 NE 12 59 36 23 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 NE 8 47 32 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 NE 15 92 57 35 1 7 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 NE 16 86 48 38 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Brandon Spikes – Playing Time Overview

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  2. Preston Brown
  3. Ty Powell
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Snap Count Stats

645

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Brandon Spikes was on the field for 645 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

56

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Brandon Spikes was on the field for 56 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 722 6
2013 645 56
Brandon Spikes 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NE 16 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Car
3 @NYJ 36 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bal 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cle
6 Cin 47 6 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 73 7 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NO 62 7 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 KC 44 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Pit
11 NYJ
12 BYE Bye Week
13 Atl 48 6 5 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @TB 46 6 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Jax 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Mia 45 2 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NE 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Brandon Spikes  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.05 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill:   6.97 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   29 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   111 in
WEAK
Bench Press
Not Available
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Doubtful
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Brandon Spikes: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Spikes left Monday's training camp practice due to muscle cramps, and coach Doug Marrone isn't sure if he'll be able to return for Tuesday's session, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Spikes has signed a one-year, $3.25M deal with the Bills, according to WGR550 in Buffalo.

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Spikes says he's 100 percent recovered from the knee injury that caused him to finish 2013 on the IR, Field Yates of ESPN Boston reports.

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Spikes won't be back with the Patriots, but the news suggests he'll be healthy for whatever team he chooses to sign with. The 26-year-old run-stopper produced 86 combined tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery over his 2013 campaign.
Spikes (knee) seems unlikely to re-sign with the Patriots, the Boston Globe reports.

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Spikes, who recorded 86 tackles and a pick in 16 regular season contests in 2013, was placed on IR after the close of the campaign, but he'll avoid offseason knee surgery, which helps his cause in free agency. His ability as a run stopper ensures that he'll find a new gig, but at this stage it looks like he has played his last down for New England.
Spikes will not need surgery to repair the PCL in his knee, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

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Spikes was placed on injured reserve Monday due to a knee injury.

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Spikes' season-ending injury came out of nowhere, but he apparently had been playing through a damaged ligament in the knee, which may require surgery at some point, according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. While Jamie Collins might move from outside to middle linebacker as his replacement, Spikes tallied 86 tackles (48 solo), two passes defended, one interception, and one fumble recovery in 16 contests this year.
Spikes (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Broncos.

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Spikes (knee) is now listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Spikes, who racked up 92 tackles and five forced fumbles in 15 games last season, is slated to start at middle linebacker for the Patriots and while Jerod Mayo is New England's top IDP in the LB slot, Spikes can help out those in deeper formats.

2012

Spikes hasnít fulfilled it quite yet, but he has great potential as both a run stopper and an interception threat. He should be granted more snaps as he heads into his third season than he was given in the last two years, and his role in the middle of the New England defense will keep him consistently near the point of attack, an area in which he thrives. Spikes intercepted six passes and returned four for touchdowns in his three seasons at Florida, so itís reasonable to expect his rare coverage instincts to start showing up on the stat sheet with the Patriots.

2011

Spikes is a bit limited due to his 5.0-speed, but he was effective against the run in his rookie season and has demonstrated the ability to make big plays in coverage despite his lack of fleetness (he returned four interceptions for touchdowns in college). Gary Guyton might steal passing-down work from Spikes, but Spikes should do enough damage on first and second down to be a useful IDP nonetheless. He finished his rookie year with 61 tackles (38 solo) in 12 games.

2010

Spikes, who will join the New England inside linebacker mix, has good intangibles and was productive in collge for Florida, but he isn't the fleetest of foot. Still, the Patriots love their Gators and they clearly view him as a good fit for their system, something the team's brass values more than where a player is listed on consensus draft boards.