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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Brandon Spikes tweets his goodbye

By Mike Reiss

During a guest appearance on NFL Network this past Friday, linebacker Brandon Spikes said he would "never say never" on a return to the Patriots but that he felt both sides would benefit from a fresh start.

It now appears as if Spikes is officially ready to shut the door.

Earlier today, the colorful Spikes tweeted his official goodbye. 

It's been real, it's been fun. But it hasn't been real fun lol. Thank u to the cities of New England & @Patriots for an amazing run. #PoWwW

— brandon spikes (@BrandonSpikes55) March 11, 2014