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August 10, 2008
It's official -- Spikes is a 49er

It's official. Takeo Spikes just passed his physical and signed on the dotted line. He's now a 49er. Now the big question is how much he has to pay to get No. 51 from Dontarrious Thomas ... And if you don't that's important, check out this site.

Look for the linebacking corps, from left to right, to look like this on opening day: Manny Lawson, Takeo Spikes, Patrick Willis and Justin Smith.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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