Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald believes linebacker Brand Apikes will not be back with the Pattiots next season since he’ll be a free agent in about a month.
Spikes’ days with the Patriots appear to be over. The leak of the late meeting was proof that someone wants him gone, and his greatest ally in Pepper Johnson is out. Spikes and Dont’a Hightower even exchanged helmets the day after the season ended. All parties saw the writing on the wall.