Former Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes did not play in the NFL last season, but he’s returning to a team he knows a little bit about — the Buffalo Bills.
Per his agent, Spikes has signed deal to play for Buffalo, a team he played for in 2014. NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo reported that it is a 1-year deal. The signing comes after Bills coach Rex Ryan said he was very concerned about the knee injury sustained by rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland in practice on Friday.
Spikes was to play for the Patriots in 2015, but he was released by New England following his involvement in a hit-and-run accident. He was also suspended four games by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy, but Spikes served that penalty during his time this past year as a free agent, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported.
Spikes, who played in all 16 games for the Bills in 2014, will be playing his first season under head coach Rex Ryan. Spikes, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft by the New England Patriots, spent the first four years of his NFL career in New England.