Free Agency: Should the Green Bay Packers move on Brandon Spikes?

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Aug 23, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills middle linebacker

Brandon Spikes

(51) looks to make a tackle on Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver

Vincent Jackson

(83) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers need to add an inside linebacker or two this offseason.

In the second wave of free agency, would Brandon Spikes be a good option?

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According to ESPN Stats, Spikes finished 2014 with 54 combined tackles, a sack and seven stuffs.

He was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2010 draft, and spent four years in New England before heading to the Buffalo Bills.

Spikes signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Bills last year. He featured in 504 defensive snaps, which works out as 46.4 percent of the Bills’ defensive snaps – according to Football Outsiders.

With the release of A.J. Hawk and Brad Jones, the Packers’ need at inside linebacker has become urgent. It was the weakest area of the defense in 2014, and bolstering the unit will be necessary to improve on the Packers’ 23rd-ranked run defense.

It’s expected that general manager Ted Thompson will look for help in the upcoming NFL Draft, but he may also aim to bring in a veteran on a cap-friendly deal in the second wave of free agency.

Could that man be Spikes?

Next: What can he offer the Packers?