Patriots release Brandon Spikes

The Patriots have announced Monday that the team has released LB Brandon Spikes.  Spikes is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police after his abandoned car was found on Route 495 this weekend.  The car, which reportedly had hit a deer according to a call to OnStar, is also being investigated in connection with another accident on Route 495 in which three people were injured. 

Spikes, in his second stint with the team, had been resigned by the Patriots last month after spending last season with the Buffalo Bills. 

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