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Brandon Spikes Expands Participation During Tuesday’s Workouts

Throughout the first four days of training camp, linebacker Brandon Spikes did not participate in any of the team drills as he was recovering from knee surgery that was conducted earlier this offseason.

Spikes played in a total of eight games in 2011 due to a sprained right knee. Now with Spikes being a full participant in training camp, he joins a starting linebacker corps of Jerod Mayo and Dont’a Hightower.

“It was just the energy, the happiness,” Spikes told the media following Tuesday’s workout. “I was just excited.”

According to ESPN Boston, Spikes brought energy back to the defense during their 11-on-11 drills, as he was one of the most energetic players that definitely led the defensive unit. There’s no question that the team is happy to have him back as a full-participant.

New England’s linebacker trio of Spikes, Mayo and Hightower should develop into one of the team’s strengths on the defensive side of the ball—assuming that Spikes and Mayo can play to their potential and the rookie Hightower can adjust to the NFL-level in just a year time.


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