Posted January 06, 2014

Patriots place linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve

Brandon Spikes (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has 286 total tackles in 51 career games. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

The New England Patriots placed linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season, the team announced

Spikes, 26, played in all 16 games this season and started 12 games. He had 86 total tackles and one interception and one fumble recovery in his fourth season with the Patriots.

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