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Chargers Come to Terms with LB Takeo Spikes

The Chargers added a veteran linebacker on Tuesday, reaching a multi-year deal with Takeo Spikes.

The Bolts will be the fifth team for the 34-year-old Spikes, who entered the NFL as a first-round pick (13th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1998. Spikes spent five seasons with the Bengals, four seasons (two ending in Pro Bowls) with the Buffalo Bills, one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, and the last three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, where he totaled 280 tackles, five quarterback sacks and six interceptions in 44 starts.

Signing a three-year deal with the Chargers reunites Spikes with defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, who coordinated the 49ers defense during Spikes’ three seasons in the Bay Area.

San Diego also announced one-year deals with safety Bob Sanders and tight end Randy McMichael. All four contracts will be officially signed after 6pm ET on Friday.


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