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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
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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: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:12 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

WHO?




Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:10 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Lousy Stinko will be lucky to hit the field.  He should have been cut.
Next year he's going to either be out of the NFL, and paired with TO in the IFL, or at FedEx Field.
My guess is at FedEx, paired with Braylon 'hands of stone' Edwards, creating the slowest and worst show on turf!  



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:08 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Roll with Kid N Play now every body say, oh la oh la aaaayyyyy



Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:04 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

classless




Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:02 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

What a bummer to Underwood.
Cut the day before the superbowl.
But he is handling it with class and he'll be back with the Pats.
Still, I can't imagine the pain, embarassment, and blow to his confidence knowing that the coaching staff feels he could contribute less than Lousy Stinko!   



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:59 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

After looking at the picture,I think they had to release him because his head will not fit into a helmet anymore!!!

Surprised



Since: Apr 20, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:57 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

I am a Giant Fan but this is not a big deal. What is a big deal is the class that Underwood has shown dealing with this news. ^ 5 Tiquan.



Since: Feb 4, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:50 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

There must be some underlying reason to make this move. Obvoiusly Underwood wasn't in the game plan.  Maybe someone is sick or injuried on the defensive line or special teams.  Or it could be for disciplinary reasons that aren't being released.  
This is just looks like another strange move by Billy Belly not knowing the actual circumstances.   Not a good sign for the Pats.  



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:35 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Once again Belicheat shows how classless he is for cutting a guy who has made the trip to the big game. Typically patriot nation!!!



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:23 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

What im really shocked at is that "SOONERS" reputation is as high as it is for being such a bone head with is statements..



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