Scooby Axson
Monday January 6th, 2014

Brandon Spikes (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has 286 total tackles in 51 career games. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

The New England Patriots placed linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season, the team announced

Spikes, 26, played in all 16 games this season and started 12 games. He had 86 total tackles and one interception and one fumble recovery in his fourth season with the Patriots.

BURKE: NFL Playoffs 2013: An early look ahead to the divisional round The Patriots play the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night in the AFC Divisional Round.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.