New England locks up LB Spikes for four years

By Adam Silverstein
July 26, 2010

Former Florida Gators linebacker Brandon Spikes and the New England Patriots came to terms on a four-year, $2.715 million contract on Monday. As reported by OGGOA on Twitter, Spikes and the Patriots had been working to finalize a deal for a few days.

Spikes, the No. 62 overall pick and a second-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft by New England, received a $960,000 signing bonus and can earn $450,000 more through incentives. All three former Gators selected by the Patriots are under contract with defensive end/linebacker Jermaine Cunningham signing on Saturday and tight end Aaron Hernandez inking his deal on June 8.

”He’s extremely pleased,” Spikes’ agent Terry Watson told the Boston Herald. ”He’s ready to go play football and be a good Patriot.”

Florida’s three first-round picks – cornerback Joe Haden (No. 7 to Cleveland), center/guard Maurkice Pouncey (No. 18 to Pittsburgh) and quarterback Tim Tebow (No. 25 to Denver) remain unsigned as of press time.

Photo Credit: David Silverman/New England Patriots

One Comment

  1. Daniel M. says:

    800k per year? Cheap bastards.

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