It sounds like Brandon Spikes is ready to move on from the Patriots.
Speaking with “NFL AM” on “NFL Network” Friday morning, the linebacker, who played the last four seasons with New England, said that both he and the team “could benefit from a fresh start.”
The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Spikes, who was drafted by the Patriots out of Florida in 2010, just finished the final year of a four-year deal he signed as a rookie.
“I would never say never,” he said when asked about re-signing with the Patriots. “You know, everybody [says] you never want to burn a bridge. But I just feel like both sides could benefit from a fresh start.
“That being said, in free agency, I just feel like I’m out here, I’m available, I’m 100 percent,” he continued. “Any team that is willing to take a chance on me, they’re going to get a playmaker, a guy that’s very aggressive on the field, looking to be a difference-maker.”
Spikes struggled with knee injuries over the course of his career with the Patriots. His best season came in 2012, when he finished with 92 tackles (57 solo) and a sack in 15 games played.
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