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07:25 AM ET 01.14 | A team that attempts to avoid drama may have found itself in the middle of some leading into the AFC title game. Last week's decision by the Patriots to place linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve was not a mutual one, according to Spikes's agent, which contradicts reports that Spikes knew of the team's intent and was OK with the move. A statement issued Monday night by Premier Sports & Entertainment, the company that represents Spikes, took issue with "a few of the erroneous points which have been circulating" regarding the designation. ... The fourth-year pro from Florida also has been dealing with a lingering knee injury, which played a factor in the IR decision. The statement said that Spikes, after getting a second opinion Monday in Los Angeles, won't need surgery at this time.

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January 14, 2014  07:29 AM ET

Rule of Thumb in New England - don't pi/s/s off Belichick.

January 14, 2014  07:54 AM ET

So he'll need surgery next time!!!

January 14, 2014  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rule of Thumb in New England - don't pi/s/s off Belichick.

True. if you do you have two options... Outhouse or Doghouse.

January 14, 2014  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

True. if you do you have two options... Outhouse or Doghouse.

At least Brett Favre got a third option - Waffle House.

January 14, 2014  08:24 AM ET

I thought this was not so much about his knee but about being late for a mandatory team meeting.

January 14, 2014  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I thought this was not so much about his knee but about being late for a mandatory team meeting.

BOTH!

January 14, 2014  08:26 AM ET

The team is already short at linebacker. Spikes is a good player, too. Belichick made this decision because he knew Spikes could not play, at least at the high level required for the playoffs.

And the Dark Lord couldn't care less about what some agent thinks.

January 14, 2014  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I thought this was not so much about his knee but about being late for a mandatory team meeting.

Something like that might make you a "healthy scratch" against Buffalo, but not in a playoff game.

January 14, 2014  08:30 AM ET

Belichick rules with an iron fist.

January 14, 2014  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The team is already short at linebacker. Spikes is a good player, too. Belichick made this decision because he knew Spikes could not play, at least at the high level required for the playoffs.And the Dark Lord couldn't care less about what some agent thinks.

Precisely DD. This is not a distraction. I'm just surprised this article didn't come from the Herald.

January 14, 2014  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The team is already short at linebacker. Spikes is a good player, too. Belichick made this decision because he knew Spikes could not play, at least at the high level required for the playoffs.And the Dark Lord couldn't care less about what some agent thinks.

Then, along comes Jamie Collins...

January 14, 2014  08:50 AM ET

aaaaaand he's cut. kidding.

January 14, 2014  08:55 AM ET

being late for team-meetings might've ''helped'' too,..........I hear cincy or the raiderz calling.....[??].

January 14, 2014  08:55 AM ET

So he's a lame mule and decides to piss off the Dark Lord? Not the healthiest of combinations.

January 14, 2014  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Precisely DD. This is not a distraction. I'm just surprised this article didn't come from the Herald.

The Globe used to have an advertising campaign, back when they were a newspaper.

I went: "Have you seen The Globe lately?"

The Globe, lately, was bought by John Henry, who also owns the Red Sox. He's turned a liberal propaganda machine into even more of a liberal propaganda machine. It's becoming a left-wing mirror of the Herald.

January 14, 2014  08:58 AM ET

Spikes' time in NE is over, this is Agent posturing for the next team, if any other team wants this headache.
Silly story.

January 14, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Spikes' time in NE is over, this is Agent posturing for the next team, if any other team wants this headache.Silly story.

The story is silly, but that's about all. Spikes will be back. He wasn't put on IR as punishment. He was put on IR to open up a roster spot.

January 14, 2014  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

The story is silly, but that's about all. Spikes will be back. He wasn't put on IR as punishment. He was put on IR to open up a roster spot.

He'll be back, but with whom?

January 14, 2014  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

He'll be back, but with whom?

The Pats will be happy to keep him, unless he becomes a diva. It's his choice.

But, when the Dark Lord trades for draft choices, he wants high draft choices, so look for teams like Oakland or the Browns who are going nowhere.

 
January 14, 2014  09:36 AM ET

Great player for 1/2 the snaps. The man can bring it ! Too bad he can't cover anybody. Spikes was born 20 years too late. His chances of getting resigned are just a little ahead of Albert Haynesworth's.

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