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Spikes, Pats Have Four-Year Deal

New England PatriotsFrom Mike Reiss, ESPNBoston.com:

The New England Patriots and second-round draft choice Brandon Spikes reached agreement on a four-year, $3.21 million contract Monday night, according to Spikes’ agent, Terry Watson.

Spikes was en route to Gillette Stadium to sign the deal, which includes a $960,000 signing bonus and a one-time incentive of $450,000, according to Watson.

The agreement was first reported by the Boston Herald.

“He’s refreshed and pleased that the contract is done,” said Watson. “He cannot wait to get to the facility. He loves to play football and is ready to go about what he loves.”

Spikes, the final selection of the second round, will vie for playing time at inside linebacker next to 2008 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo. He will be competing with Gary Guyton (third year) and Tyrone McKenzie (second year).

With Spikes in the fold, the Patriots’ lone unsigned pick is first-rounder Devin McCourty.

Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPNBoston.com.

Stay of Execution: Orlando Wins Game 4

Boston Celtics Dwight Howard scored 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Orlando Magic got a stay of execution in Game 4 of the Easter Conference Championship.
Orlando Wins Game 4
Dwight Howard and teammates celebrate Game 4 win.
Photo courtesy of Reuters

Magic stave off elimination with Game 4 overtime win in Boston‎ – USA Today
Magic take Celtics to OT and on to Game 5‎ – The Associated Press
Suddenly in Boston, no lead appears safe‎ – Boston Globe
Celtics Run Out of Gas – Boston Herald
Still some Magic left, Orlando stops Celts – NY Daily News