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49ers sign veteran linebacker Spikes; Moore cut

Updated: August 11, 2008, 12:22 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Linebacker Takeo Spikes, one of the best defensive players awaiting a job with a new team, signed with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Sunday night.

Spikes had been talking to the 49ers and the Detroit Lions for the past couple of weeks but interest intensified with San Francisco over the weekend. When the team released starting inside linebacker Brandon Moore on Sunday, Spikes became interested enough in the 49ers to say yes to coach Mike Nolan and no to Lions ...

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