Should Chiefs consider signing Brandon Spikes?


The Kansas City Chiefs had all kinds of problems stopping the run last year. Normally, this would lead one to believe the defensive line was a major problem, but that wasn’t the case. The issue was behind them, where James-Michael Johnson and Josh Mauga were leaving open lanes for running backs to squirt through. With Derrick Johnson returning from injury the Chiefs get some help, but do they need more?

On Monday, the New England Patriots released inside linebacker Brandon Spikes after he allegedly left his car on the side of I-495 in Foxborough, Mass., abandoned, per The details remain very strange, but reports say that Spikes called 911 to say he hit a deer, but when the police showed up there was no deer in the area. Additionally, three people were found in a 2009 Nissan Murano who claimed they were rear-ended by a car they did not see in the area where Spikes allegedly ditched his vehicle. The investigation continues.

The question is whether Kansas City should sign Spikes to a low-risk, high-reward deal, or simply stay away? The Chiefs could use the help inside, even with Johnson returning and the picks of D.J. Alexander and Ramik Wilson in the 2015 NFL Draft. Mauga signed a three-year deal to stay with Kansas City, but isn’t being paid an overly significant amount if you look at the contract structure.

Spikes, 27, made 54 combined tackles last season with the Buffalo Bills after spending his first four campaigns with the Patriots. New England signed him this offseason to a one-year, $2 million deal, but have let him go in the wake of this incident. Spikes’ best year was in 2012, when he recorded 92 tackles and forced five fumbles.

What do you think, Addicts? Is Spikes worth the flier on a prove-it deal or is he a stay-away?

Let us know in the comments.