The Patriots defense has taken so many hits this season, it’s hard to keep track.
The latest is the loss of linebacker Brandon Spikes, who the team announced had been placed on season-ending injured reserve today with a knee injury.
Spikes has played through knee problems all year, and there was no indication there was any traumatic event that led to the roster move.
For a team that lost stars such as Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo (among others), it’s another hit.
Maybe in honor of the Colts signing longtime Patriots receiver Deion Branch today, the secret plan is to sign Gary Brackett.