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Bonds won't fade for Brandon Spikes

The bonds between players often remain strong -- even with they are no longer teammates, and one such example is with linebacker Brandon Spikes.

After signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills on Friday, Spikes spent Sunday with his former New England teammate Jamie Collins.

“I definitely won’t leave those guys behind. They will always be friends of mine. I’ve spoken with them a few times already and I was actually hanging out with Jamie Collins yesterday,” Spikes said on a conference call Monday, when asked about the linebacker corps he leaves behind.

“They’ll definitely be friends of mine forever. I’ll never forget them. They have a great linebacker corps, a lot of young guys, and they’ll be fine over there. I’ll definitely be watching them play and being in contact with them.”

Spikes was also asked how he envisions he’ll feel leading into this season’s Patriots-Bills games.

“It’s going to be emotional for me. Right now, I have dreamed about it already,” Spikes said. “I’ve dreamed about the emotional game; I’ll probably be in tears the entire game. I know it’s going to be a battle, it’s definitely going to be a battle, so I’m looking forward to that. I’ll probably dream about it every night until it comes in the fall.”