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Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:50 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 9:58 am
T. Underwood (AP)

By Josh Katzowitz

INDIANAPOLIS -- While much has been made of Bill Belichick’s seemingly happy mood since the Patriots arrived here for Super Bowl XLVI, at least one of his former players has to be mighty upset with him tonight.
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That’d be wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, who was released from the squad about 24 hours (!) before New England faces the Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. In his place, the Patriots have signed rookie defensive end Alex Silvestro to the active roster.

As the Boston Herald points out, Underwood almost surely would receive a Super Bowl ring if the Patriots win and that the move was not disciplinary.

Speculation has centered on the Patriots perhaps wanting an extra defensive linemen to move into the rotation and that, without Underwood in the lineup, Chad Ochocinco most likely will be active for Sunday’s game.

Underwood’s classy reaction, via Twitter? “This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION.... I Been Thru A LOT...But There Are Ppl In This World w/ More Serious Problems So I Cant Hang The Head....Thank You Lord … Good Luck To The New Enland Organization, The Coaches, & All My Teammates... #PatsNation”

But even though the Giants can't claim Underwood via waivers (they couldn't do so until Monday), I honestly love the idea presented by the New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch, who writes “Giants should ... hire him as a "quality control coach" like Josh McDaniels. I'm serious.”

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Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:10 pm

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

What a classless move by Belichick. Taking away a player's lifelong dream of playing in the Super Bowl. I went to high school with Tiquan and am a friend of his. He is a really good guy with excellent character. This frustrates me beyond belief. I'm an Eagles fan and I did not have a rooting interest in the game because I don't like either team, but now I do. Go Giants! Hope Osi, Tuck, and JPP are in Brady's face the whole game. Good luck Tiquan in your future NFL endeavors. Some team will see your talent and appreciate it. Maybe it'll be Philly haha. You're the man!

Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:09 pm

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

You're all missing the point:He replaced one Rutgers player with another to keep the good karma going.Teams with RU players in the game do very well in THE BIG GAME.First time starters are undefeated at 4-0.

Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:55 pm

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl


Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:28 pm

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

OMFG!!!! How dare they????? I mean his 3 catches in 5 games are gonna be missed during the BIGGEST game of the year!!!!! 

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:14 pm

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Another classy moove by the classless coach of the league. The day before the big game and you cut him? That's pure garbage. They could've cut him anytime in the last 2 weeks. No wonder everybody wants the Giants to win.

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Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:13 pm
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Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:11 pm

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

This has to be strictly a match-up thing. Could be that Ocho will get on the field? Maybe I will place that Prop bet of taking the over on Ocho's catches 0.5.

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