Spikes appeared on the NFL Network on Friday and said "both sides could benefit from a fresh start." He also added that his injured knee is "100 percent."
Spikes, who had 86 tackles during the 2013 season, was placed on injured reserve in advance of the AFC divisional round in part due to missing a team meeting. Spikes also was dealing with a knee issue during the latter part of the season.
Grissom, an undrafted rookie, was placed on injured reserve after suffering a high-ankle sprain during a preseason game against the Lions. Prior to that, the University of South Florida product was making a case for the practice squad.
Grissom, who recorded 105 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, with five sacks over four seasons in college, was sent to Florida to work out and recover on his own during the season. It is expected that Grissom will be given the opportunity to earn a roster spot next season.
Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo expected to be ready for camp
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) Two key Patriots who finished last season on injured reserve, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo, are expected to be ready for training camp, reports ESPN.com. Wilfork is coming back from a torn Achilles' tendon, Mayo from a torn pectoral muscle.
Kyle Arrington to have groin surgery Friday
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, who played through a groin injury most of last season, is set to have surgery Friday, reports the team's website. Arrington had 62 tackles, two sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles while not missing a game.
He's expected to be ready for training camp.
Patriots can save money with Vince Wilfork move
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/5/14) The Patriots likely will try to restructure the contract of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork before resorting to cutting him, reports NESN.com. Wilfork, 32 and coming off an Achilles' injury, carries an $11.6 million cap number in 2014, the last year of his contract.
The website expects Wilfork to return on a three-year deal that saves New England $3 million or more.