Agent for Patriots’ Brandon Spikes says linebacker didn’t want to go on injured reserve

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FOXBOROUGH — Last week’s decision by the Patriots to place linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve was not a mutual one, according to Spikes’s agent, which contradicts reports that Spikes knew of the team’s intent and was OK with the move.

A statement issued Monday night by Premier Sports & Entertainment, the company that represents Spikes, took issue with “a few of the erroneous points which have been circulating” regarding the designation, which ended Spikes’s season.

The fourth-year pro from Florida also has been dealing with a lingering knee injury, which played a factor in the IR decision. The statement said that Spikes, after getting a second opinion Monday in Los Angeles, won’t need surgery at this time.

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