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    Brandon Spikes is reportedly getting another shot to continue his NFL career.The Miami Dolphins hosted the free-agent linebacker for a workout Wednesday, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.Miami is the first team known to be interested in Spikes since a hit-and-run incident led to his release from the New England Patriots, and earned him a four-game suspension, ahead of the 2015 season.If signed, the veteran will provide some much-needed depth and competition at what remains a position of relative concern for the Dolphins. His proven ability against the run, in particular, could be of value to a Miami defense ranked 28th in the ground game last season.Spikes spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Patriots before moving on to join the Buffalo Bills for one season in 2014. His return to New England the following offseason was short-lived, as the charges led to the team parting ways after less than a month.

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    The Miami Dolphins appear to be looking for depth at linebacker as they brought in former New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills LB Brandon Spikes for a workout on Wednesday, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

    The 28-year-old Spikes is very familiar with the AFC East, having spent the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots before signing with the Bills in 2014 on a one-year deal. He re-joined the Patriots last offseason but was released less than a month later while being investigated by police for a possible hit-and-run and was not on an NFL roster for the 2015 season. He pleaded guilty in that case and was sentenced to probation.

    Primarily a two-down, run-stopping linebacker, Spikes played in all 16 games (starting 10) and tallied 64 tackles and a sack for the Bills in 2014.

    James Walker's take: The Dolphins have their starting linebackers already set with Kiko Alonso, Koa Misi and Jelani Jenkins. However, all three have durability questions and missed time with various injuries in 2015. Proven depth at linebacker is an issue, and Spikes has enough starting experience to potentially make the team comfortable if there is an injury.
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      I say sign the guy, we could definitely use another thumper in the middle for more run support...Besides, when you're talking about Misi, it's not if he gets hurt, it's when....


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        Luis D. Sung ‏@FLSportDebater 41m41 minutes ago
        Apparently the Dolphins are going to sign Danny Lansanah. Not Spikes. Still a veteran just not as much of a "name" if you will


        • #5
          Spikes signed back up with the Bills who probably needed immediate LB help with Reggie Ragland going down...Hopefully this isn't a double screwing for us; missing out on adding a quality run stuffer and having him help stuff our usually anemic run game twice this season....


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