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Free agent Takeo Spikes headlines Monday morning's 'NFL AM'

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Takeo Spikes will join today's "NFL AM." Released by the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker is sure to have a lot to discuss. Get a head start on the week's football talk beginning at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network.

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Here's what else is on tap for Monday:

» The three-day negotiating period leading up to the start of free agency has long been a subject of debate. This year, the league enacted a legal tampering window, and a memo sent to clubs on Friday spelled out exactly what the new rules of the game would be. The strongly worded letter might have struck fear around the NFL.

» NFL.com's Kimberly Jones broke the news that Cullen Jenkins had signed a three-year, $8 million deal with the New York Giants. The Giants were just one of several teams interested in Jenkins, who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles last month for salary-cap reasons.

» Clubs around the league were chopping down rosters and dumping salaries ahead of Tuesday's start to free agency. We kept an eye on James Harrison and all the big-name cuts over the weekend.

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» NFL Network health and safety chief correspondent Andrea Kremer has the latest on new research that suggests defensive backs are more susceptible to concussions than any other position in football.

» "NFL Total Access" continues its "State of the Franchise" series, with a look at the Atlanta Falcons. Tune in to NFL Network at 7 p.m. ET.

» Bucky Brooks breaks down which free-agent wide receiver is better: Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings.

» Check out our Offseason Forecast page to see what all 32 NFL clubs need to focus on in 2013.

» Adam Schein offers nine sweet potential matches for clubs and free agents.

» Happy birthday to former Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble, who turns 30 on Monday.

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