Spikes (6-3, 249) is an intimidating linebacker in every sense of the word. A physical presence at inside linebacker for the New England Patriots the past four seasons, Spikes was third on the team in tackles with 86 in 2013 making 12 starts. He had a career-high 22 tackles against Cincinnati last October and an interception.
A four-year starter Spikes finished second on the team in tackles in 2012 with 128. Spikes is likely seen as the type of middle linebacker who could allow the Bills to move
Dixon (6-1, 233) is a power back in every sense of the word, but was stuck behind Frank Gore and the versatile Kendall Hunter on the San Francisco 49ers depth chart.
The former sixth-round pick (2010 draft) has never missed a game in his four-year career as he has been a fixture on the 49ers special teams units. His rushing attempts have mostly come late in games and on short yardage situations. He has 148 carries in his career for 458 yards (3.1 avg.) and eight touchdowns.
Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone has talked more than once about adding a true power back to Buffalo’s second-ranked rushing attack behind
Free agent RB Dixon says he’s a Bill http://t.co/xyUFSudgdv— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) March 15, 2014
Report: FA LB Spikes agrees to deal w/Bills http://t.co/Mkwp1JmoBw— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) March 15, 2014