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Brandon Spikes

Brandon Spikes - #55 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 09/03/1987
Birthplace Shelby, NC
College Florida
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 30th pick by Patriots


Tack FF Int
92 5 0

Report: Patriots to place DE Brace on I.R.

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
The Patriots will place DE Ron Brace on injured reserve Monday, according to PFW correspondent and Boston Herald reporter Ian Rapoport.

Guyton needs to help fill void at ILB spot

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll indentify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, ILB Gary Guyton is the choice.

Patriots' 60-second rant: Absences in front seven exposed by Packers

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
Without ILB Brandon Spikes in the lineup because of a suspension and with injuries to defensive linemen, the Patriots had trouble stopping the run against the Packers.

Patriots' defensive problems return in close win

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
The Patriots survived for a 31-27 win, but giving up 27 points and allowing the Packers to have the ball for 40 minutes is not what the best team in the NFL was looking to do on Sunday night.

Patriots rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
CB Devin McCourty had another solid game while TE Rob Gronkowski caught his seventh touchdown pass in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Jets will stick with struggling Folk

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Despite PK Nick Folk's problems with field goals and less-than-ideal kickoffs, it appears the Jets will live with him, according to AFC East Whispers.

Patriots add DB Jackson

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed DB Chevis Jackson on Friday. Jackson will likely take the roster spot of ILB Brandon Spikes, who was suspended for four games.

Patriots ILB Spikes suspended for four games

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on banned substances.

Patriots rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Three Patriots rookies made big impacts on defense in their 45-3 win over the Jets, with two hauling in interceptions.

Patriots' defense has best performance at perfect time

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
In the Patriots' 45-3 win over the Jets to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC East, the offense clicked. But it was the stellar play of the defense that was surprising.

Patriots rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense and tight ends are full of rookies and a few of them made some big plays against the Colts while others are starting to see their playing time decrease.

Patriots rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski outperformed TE Aaron Hernandez in a big way in Sunday's win, and the Pats' rookie defensive players helped a solid effort from the "D."

Patriots' run defense failed them on Sunday

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots' run defense has kept them winning games this season, but it failed them on Sunday in a miserable 34-14 loss to the Browns.

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Nine game between the Patriots and the Browns.

Patriots' rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how the Patriots; first-year players are faring through seven games.


Posted Dec. 10, 2010
The NFL has suspended Spikes four games without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.||||||| Spikes, the team's second leading tackler, will miss the rest of the regular season, starting Sunday at the Chicago Bears. The rookie drafted in the second round from Florida will be eligible to rejoin the active roster after the finale at home against Miami, and would be eligible for the playoffs.