Report: Brandon Spikes Not at Voluntary OTAs, Will Report for Minicamp in June | New England Patriots | NESN.com Missing from minicamp, Jeff Howe seems to believe there is nothing wrong with him, but we will see him for Minicamp. Are the Patriots hiding Brandon spikes? Is he bulking up/down in order to move to the D-line? Does he think he deserves a new contract? Did he tear his ACL playing pickup basketball? Is this just another desperate offseason topic? Its highly unusual that spikes would be missing, after all the Patriots conduct the most involuntary voluntary OTAs in the league.