Linebacker Brandon Spikes, tackling Denver’s Peyton Manning in a game last November, had fallen out of favor with the Patriots. (Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills continued to mold their roster Friday night.

John Wawrow of the Associated Press reported linebacker Brandon Spikes has reached contract terms with the Bills.

Spikes was a New England Patriots second-round draft choice in 2010. He became a starter for them the past two years, but fell out of favor for disciplinary reasons.

His conditioning was questioned, and he was placed on injured reserve last postseason after reporting late to work at the Patriots’ facility. The Patriots weren’t interested in re-signing him.

Spikes also is an agitator and known as one of the dirtiest players in the game.

But Spikes is a run-stuffing linebacker, just what the Bills need in the middle of their defense. Bills General Manager Doug Whaley on Friday morning said last year’s middle linebacker, Kiko Alonso, would be moved to weak-side linebacker.

The Bills ranked 28th in run defense and 23rd in yards allowed per carry.

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