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Patriots place Brandon Spikes on IR

The Patriots will be without their best run-stopper for the remainder of the season after announcing Monday that linebacker Brandon Spikes had been placed on injured reserve.

Spikes, 26, has been dealing with a knee injury since at least the midway point of the season; a league source said a ligament problem was causing Spikes a considerable amount of pain and would likely require surgery once the season ended.

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