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49ers officially sign LB Takeo Spikes

Earlier today, word came down that the 49ers had released Brandon Moore and would have Takeo Spikes visiting to take a physical.  Well, it's now official: Takeo Spikes is the newest member of the San Francisco 49ers.

Spikes actually has some 49ers connections.  He played with Justin Smith during Smith's first two seasons in Cincinnati.  When Spikes moved on to Buffalo he played with Nate Clements and Jonas Jennings.  Said Clements:

"He was a groomsman in my wedding so he's a good friend and I've been in touch with him about coming here the last few months," said Clements. "He’s a great addition. He brings leadership, playmaking ability and experience to the table, and I’m excited to have him here.”

Terms of the deal were not released, but I'd imagine it is not too long term a deal.  Spikes missed the final two games of 2007 after having surgery to repair of torn rotator cuff.  With the latest moves and one exhibition game behind us, I'm planning on throwing an updated 53-man projection in the next couple days.  This move certainly heats up the Ted battle.