Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 2/3/13

HERTFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Takeo Spikes of the San Francisco 49ers talks to the media outside The Grove Hotel on October 27, 2010 in Hertford, England. The San Francisco 49ers will meet the Denver Broncos in the NFL International Series regular-season match at Wembley Stadium on October 31. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Chargers ILB Takeo Spikes mentioned that he expects to be back in San Diego next season, per Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune.  “I still think it’s possible,” Spikes said on Friday. “I really do. Not like I’m hoping, I believe that. You’ve got new blood in the building, and any time you’ve got new blood in the building, you never do know.” Spikes, 36, is hoping to finish out his contract with the Chargers, but has reportedly been playing phone tag with new head coach Mike McCoy. He’s owed $3 million for the 2013 season, but his advanced age and the fact that there’s a new regime in place for the Chargers suggests that there’s a decent chance that he could be cut loose in the coming months.  The good news for Spikes, however, is that the Chargers do not have an obvious replacement for him on their roster. This could change depending on what San Diego elects choose to do during free agency and draft. The post Takeo Spikes Hoping To Be Back With The Chargers Next Season appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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