Report: Brandon Spikes placed on IR partially due to tardiness

New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was placed on injured reserve for reasons beyond his lingering knee injury, according to ESPN.

Per the report, Spikes was shut down partially because of being late for practice again.

Spikes had played through the knee injury all season, raising questions about why he was suddenly not allowed to play anymore.

On Twitter, Spikes posted a photo asking for help when his car got snuck in the snow.

Per the report, the injured reserve designation was used as a compromise with Spikes rather than cutting him.

If that's the case, Spikes obviously won't be coming back as a free agent.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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