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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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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:35 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

These decisions are based on logic not emotion, which is why you will never see a winning female head coach in the NFL. To the rest of the negative neds, Belichick has forgotten more about football than you will ever learn about football. Go Pats!



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:51 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

classless belick as usual, he is a good coach, but what a loser in the personality department.


The Pigman lives on................ What a disgusting human being!!!!



Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:48 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Tom Brady is the Patriots, plain and simple.  The Patriots would not even be in the playoffs if the Patriots lost Brady like Manning with the Colts.  So other than Gronkowski and Hernandez the Patriots could have cut anybody and it would not have matter.  The Pats have the worst defense in the league, basically.  Eventhough, I would like to see the Patriots beat the Giants, I think that the Giants will make it 2 and 0 against the Patriots in Super Bowl match ups.



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:43 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

classless belick as usual, he is a good coach, but what a loser in the personality department.



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:43 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

He already turned in his playbook. He wants that $40k championship ring, so he's not going to piss off BB.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:40 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

they need the DE more then they need another wide out GO PATS!




Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:27 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

The question I have is, if they released him last week could the Giants have claimed him. Thought being, using his knowledge against the Patriots which of course could be detrimental.



Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:20 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

again who the hell is this no-namer u defend




Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:16 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

hey hammer seriously its not like underwood got them there...



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:13 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Didn't they know last week that they might want/need another D-lineman? Who releases a plaayer the day before the last game of the year? Glad to see that Underwood handled it correctly, and with class.



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