Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Takeo Spikes (51) is escorted off the field by tight end Randy McMichael (81) after being ejected during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Have Released LB Takeo Spikes


The San Diego Chargers have released veteran LB Takeo Spikes, per Kevin Acee. I guess Tom Telesco is awake in his office. I guess he does believe in the Takeo Spikes curse also.

The Spikes release will save the Chargers $3M in cap space, but the Chargers will need to find another starting middle linebacker. Jonas Mouton? At least re-sign Demorrio Williams and let him hold it down for a bit. Would rather get someone else to fill the role, but there is not a lot of wiggle room.

Takeo has been the defensive captain ever since he joined the roster. He is an emotional leader as well. If he wants to make the playoffs some day, it will have to be with another team. Time is running out.

The Washington Redskins could be interested in the middle backer.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    I know everyone would not agree, but I loved this guy. We couldn’t even get him to a playoff game.

    • Pels04

      I agree, seems like a man of great character. I actually feel pretty bad for the guy. Specially to have the 9ers be doing what they are doing………major salt in the wound

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.hammond3030 Craig Hammond

    Spikes was the man! Even have his jersey!

  • Rob Base

    Loved what he brought to our Bolts D! Let the cap casualties begin!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Good times, I know everybody loved the guy but the fact is he’s slow slow and the NFL is faster then ever. I’m really curious who they start now at his spot, maybe get a guy in the draft? Bostic? Good lord I hope it’s not Manti lol he might be there at our second pick.

    • Rob Base

      I hope not! That would suck!

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Watch “draft experts” start mocking him to us, that wouldn’t be cool either.

  • Pels04

    Im curious to know where this decision came from and if Pagano had any say in it. I liked Spikes before he was even a Charger. He meant as much or more to this team on the field as off the field. So now who do you see as the new defensive leader and pregame hype man?!?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      excellent question… now i want to write a post.