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Brandon Spikes, Anthony Dixon agree to free-agent deal with Bills

Free-agent linebacker Brandon Spikes has agreed to a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills announced deal with the former New England linebacker on Friday night, and also said they had reached terms with former San Francisco running back Anthony Dixon.

Spikes had 86 tackles and an interception last season, the former Florida player's fourth with the Patriots. He's rejoining former Patriots linebackers coach Pepper Johnson, the Bills' new defensive line coach.

Bills general manager Doug Whaley has been busy, also adding linebacker Keith Rivers, guard Chris Williams and cornerback Corey Graham and re-signing tight end Scott Chandler.

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AP freelance writer Nick Mendola contributed to this report.

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