Ragland injury prompts Bills’ signing of Spikes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign veteran linebacker Brandon Spikes to shore up their injury-depleted roster.

Spikes’ agent, David Canter, first announced the deal on his Twitter account Sunday, and then confirmed it in a text to The Associated Press.

It’s a second chance in Buffalo for Spikes, who played for the Bills in 2014. And it’s an opportunity for him to resume his career since sitting out last season.

Spikes was sentenced to a year of probation in July 2015 after pleading guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people. The crash led to Spikes being released by New England only a few weeks after he signed with the Patriots.

The Bills are thin at linebacker after rookie Reggie Ragland hurt his left knee on Friday.

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