Chargers release Takeo Spikes

The San Diego Chargers announced today they released veteran linebacker Takeo Spikes.
 Spikes, 36, has played 15 seasons in the NFL, including 2011-12 in San Diego.  He has appeared in 219 games, starting 215, including 32 games during his tenure with the Chargers.  He has tallied 1,737 career tackles, including 218 tackles with the Chargers and has recorded 11 100-tackle seasons.  

 “Takeo is a true professional and a class act,” said General Manager Tom Telesco. “We’re grateful for his many contributions to the Chargers organization, both on and off the field, and wish him nothing but the best in the future.

March 7, 2013

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boltfan said... Mar 8, 2013, 6:49:00 AM

You'll be missed Takeo. Good luck in the future. To the Chargers organization I hope u guys have something in plan for the next season.

RaiderHater said... Mar 8, 2013, 8:58:00 AM

Takeo was more a leader and players coach than overly effective on the field. Unfortunately, age gets the best of all of us and in the NFL in his position to still be there at 36...that says a ton. Best of luck to him but the Bolts need some fresh players and the cap also gets lowered....sorry but that is life in the league.


Pete Spinning said... Mar 11, 2013, 11:59:00 AM

Guess we don't have to worry about that playoff curse anymore = /

He will be missed, no doubt. However, what's the deal with Weddle not being the leader of the defense, and in the locker room? If I were a player getting paid that much, I would be leading that team all UP in this shiz... solely on principle!!!! If I were a caoch, I would expect to see him doing it, without complaint.. lol!

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