facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Chargers release LB Takeo Spikes

March 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
SAN DIEGO, March 7 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers Thursday released inside linebacker Takeo Spikes, a team captain for the past two years.

The 15-year veteran isn't retiring and said he hopes to find a new team this fall, U-T San Diego reported. Spikes, 36, started all 16 games for the Chargers last season with 79 tackles.

He had one year left on a three-year contract.

Releasing Spikes, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, frees $3 million in salary cap space, giving the Chargers more than $10 million in cap room as the free agency period begins next Tuesday.

"Takeo is a true professional and a class act," Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said in a statement. "We're grateful for his many contributions to the Chargers organization, both on and off the field, and wish him nothing but the best in the future."

Spikes played with the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers since entering the league in 1998.

Topics: Takeo Spikes
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video
2
UPI horse racing weekend preview
3
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
4
Cowboys LB Holloman has career-threatening neck injury
5
2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback