Brandon Spikes fills a major need for Buffalo at middle linebacker. (Photo via BuffaloBills.com)

Brandon Spikes found a new home this weekend.

After visiting Friday, the former Gator linebacker signed with the Bills in the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport before boarding his plane Saturday morning.

His contract is reportedly a one-year deal worth $3.25 million.

Spikes recorded 86 tackles and an interception with the Patriots last year, his fourth with the team and first in which he played all 16 regular season games. New England selected him in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Last week Spikes spoke with NFL Network’s Willie McGinest about free agency and leaving the Pats. To watch the video interview, click here.