What is Spikes future with the Patriots?

What is Spikes future with the Patriots?
October 3, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Brandon Spikes will need to contribute more to the run defense with Vince Wilfork sidelined.

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The New England Patriots will need someone to step up to replace Vince Wilfork, and right now the likely candidate looks to be Brandon Spikes.

With a quiet season so far, many are wondering if Spikes can provide some much needed assistance against stopping the run with Wilfork out.

Tom E. Curran and May Paoletti took questions from fans on Quick Slants asking about Spikes role in the defense with Wilfork out for the season.

“Without Wilfork, you need [Spikes] to get into the running game a little bit more and be a pseudo defensive lineman,” Curran said. “Future, I don’t know if it’s that bright. But this season they could use him.”

Another fan asked about why Zach Sudfeld was recently released.

“I don’t think it’s the onside kick, to me it probably hints at the availability of one Gronk,” Curran said.