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  1. Jerod Mayo: 'Glad to be back now'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned from a torn ACL that sidelined him for all but 15 offensive plays of the 2008 season, he talked about how the injury made him realize that no football player is invincible....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. New England Patriots cleared of violating injury procedures with ...

    Mike Reiss

    In the wake of former New England Patriots players Aqib Talib and Brandon Spikes questioning the team's injury reporting procedures, the NFL has investigated and cleared the team.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  3. Leftovers from Logan Mankins

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftover soundbites from Thursday's media availability with offensive lineman Logan Mankins: Responding to Brandon Spikes predicting two Bills wins over the Patriots: "I don't pay too much attention to the media that much anyways. I've only ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Undeserved hit on Pats' injury reporting

    Mike Reiss

    Leading off the day with a quick thought on a story that seems to have sprung to life ... With former Patriots players Aqib Talib and Brandon Spikes making comments about the Patriots' injury reporting procedures -- Talib regarding his hip, Spikes...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  5. Bonds won't fade for Brandon Spikes

    Mike Reiss

    The bonds between players often remain strong -- even with they are no longer teammates, and one such example is with linebacker Brandon Spikes. After signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Spikes spent Sunday with his former Ne...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Brandon Spikes tweets his goodbye

    Mike Reiss

    During a guest appearance on NFL Network this past Friday, linebacker Brandon Spikes said he would "never say never" on a return to the Patriots but that he felt both sides would benefit from a fresh start. It now appears as if Spikes is officiall...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  7. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Linebacker Brandon Spikes confirmed the obvious on Friday, stating it would be best for him and the Patriots to have a fresh start by making a split. That had me thinking back to Spikes' ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  8. Free-agency primer: Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Key free agents: CB Aqib Talib, WR Julian Edelman, RB LeGarrette Blount, LB Brandon Spikes, C Ryan Wendell Where they stand: The Patriots would like Talib back, and Brent Grimes' four-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed in Miami...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  9. Bill Polian, free agency & the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian held a media conference call on Wednesday previewing free agency. As part of the conference call, Polian identified his top free agents in an ESPN.com Insider piece. Polian also has a free-agent tracker. A few highligh...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  10. Patriots free agents and perception

    Mike Reiss

    On Wednesday night, two media-based lists were passed along on top NFL free agents, from the perspective of viewing where Patriots players were placed. Let's follow that up today, as Greg Bedard of TheMMQB.com has released the rest of his list (pl...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  11. Lining up Patriots 2014 free agents

    Mike Reiss

    With various top free agent lists starting to surface, let's narrow things down to the Patriots with a snapshot look at the team's free agents: 1. CB Aqib Talib -- Difference-maker when healthy and added a different dynamic to the cornerbacks room...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  12. A few Patriots mailbag leftovers

    Mike Reiss

    A few leftovers from the weekly ESPNBoston.com Patriots mailbag: From Chris (NYC): My question is about Dont'a Hightower's role going forward. Assuming that Brandon Spikes isn't back, Dont'a seems to naturally fit as a 4-3 Mike in the base (with M...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  13. Belichick on travel, Allen, Spikes

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held his weekly Tuesday conference call, and here were the biggest takeaways: 1. Team could travel Friday: In the past, when the Patriots play a game at 1 p.m. local time in the mountain or pacific ti...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  14. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Saturday's news about how the Patriots came to the decision to place linebacker Brandon Spikes on season-ending injured reserve, as reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, clears up one quest...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  15. Hightower on Spikes & his own comeback

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots took another hit this week with starting inside linebacker Brandon Spikes placed on season-ending injured reserve (knee), and fellow linebacker Dont'a Hightower summed up what the Patriots lose without the hard-hitti...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  16. Analysis on Spikes landing on IR

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots placed linebacker Brandon Spikes on season-ending injured reserve and here are some quick-hit thoughts on what it means: Spikes' fit in the defense: The fourth-year pro is the team's most physical downhill linebacker who i...

    Blog | January 06, 2014