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Takeo Spikes

Takeo Spikes - #51 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 12/17/1976
Birthplace Sandersville, GA
College Auburn
Years played 16
Drafted 1998, 1st round, 13th pick by Bengals

Chargers release veteran LB Spikes

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The Chargers announced the release of LB Takeo Spikes on Thursday

Chargers edge rush can take page from run stoppers

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Chargers' run defense is greatly improved from last season, but that aggressiveness needs to show up in the pass rush.

NFL Links: How hot is Reid's seat in Philly?

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
A Philadelphia writer thinks anything short of a Super Bowl appearance could get Eagles coach Andy Reid fired.

Niners rocked by early free-agent departures

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
The Niners have been knocked back on their heels a bit in the early stages of free agency with the losses of ILB Takeo Spikes and C David Baas.  

Chargers show they won't wait

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
By signing players like Eric Weddle, Takeo Spikes and Bob Sanders, the Chargers showed on early on in free agency that they aren't looking to the future — they want to win in 2011.

Chargers agree to terms with LB Spikes, S Sanders

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
The Chargers agreed to a three-year deal with LB Takeo Spikes, the team announced Tuesday evening. He will sign his contract Friday.

Spikes has been Niners' best LB so far this season

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Most daily observers of the 49ers believe veteran Takeo Spikes has been the team's best overall linebacker — even better than perennial Pro Bowler Patrick Willis, whose numbers are down.


Posted March 07, 2013
The San Diego Chargers have released Spikes in their first major move under new general manager Tom Telesco.||||||| The 36-year-old Spikes has played 15 NFL seasons, including the last two with San Diego. He has started 215 of his 219 career games played, including all 32 with the Chargers. He has 1,737 career tackles, including 218 with the Chargers. Spikes has never been on a playoff team. He earlier played with Cincinnati, Buffalo, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The Chargers missed the playoffs the last three seasons.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Spikes and Oakland running back Mike Goodson have been ejected after a skirmish in the second quarter of Sunday's game.||||||| Spikes had to be restrained by field judge Scott Edwards from going after referee John Parry. As he was leaving the field, Spikes took off his helmet and flung it. Teammate Melvin Ingram caught it.
Posted July 26, 2011
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with Spikes, tackle Jeromey Clary and tight end Randy McMichael on Tuesday.||||||| "I think defensively you want to be as strong as you can be down the middle and with Spikes and then (Bob) Sanders, you've got two strong personalities that bring a real aggressive presence to the defense," coach Norv Turner said.
Posted Nov. 29, 2009
Spikes is active for the San Francisco 49ers' game with the Jacksonville Jaguars after recovering from a hamstring injury.||||||| Spikes missed last week's 30-24 loss at Green Bay and was replaced by Matt Wilhelm. Spikes strained his left hamstring just before halftime of a win over the Chicago Bears on Nov. 12 and hadn't played since.
Posted Aug. 10, 2008
The 49ers waived veteran linebacker Brandon Moore on Sunday, opening a roster spot that could go to Spikes. Spikes was due at 49ers headquarters Sunday afternoon for a physical.||||||| Spikes spent 10 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. His season with the Eagles last year ended with a torn rotator cuff in the 14th game. He finished with 85 tackles, including 63 solo stops, and one sack. If Spikes signs with the 49ers, he's likely to start alongside the NFL's reigning defensive rookie of the year Patrick Willis at inside linebacker in the team's 3-4 defense.