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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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SnoochieBoochie
Since: Nov 23, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:17 am
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Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:16 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

What a great weekend this has turned out to be for Alex Silvestro. Does Underwood at least get a ticket to see the game?



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:15 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Kg jr, you're an idiot. Putting a team in the best position to win is classless. Tough for Underwood so close to the game, since he was cut it means HE WASN'T GOING TO BE ACTIVE for the game anyway. Dope



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 7:11 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

One of the most moronic quotes posted this season



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 6:16 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Looks like a good sign for Gronk's health, and .................he has a few special plays this DE is going to be in



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

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Man, with a key TE injured and highly questionable as far as how he might perform, to cut Underwood and place even more pressure on the Pats pass game might have just given NY the Super Bowl. A line that seems shaky from a nicely hard fought season with a receiving core thats just as beat up and bruised if not more so. The Michigan Miricle Boy Brady better be able to will his team to points, cause The Other Manning is a regular Houdini in cleats. NY aint no joke, they will put up some points in a hurry. They are very good at capitalizing on the slightest mistakes. I fear Big Bill has already put one foot in the grave so to speak. Who knows this might be a ploy to give Ocho his final shot at glory before pasture.



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Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:59 am
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Since: Nov 14, 2006
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Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:07 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

kengriffeyjr is, quite frankly, a moron. This guy has been on and off the practice squad all year. He's lucky to even have a chance to play in the league. He's been cut by the Pats before and re-signed. He may be again. In the meantime, some other guy gets a chance to stick. You're a sentimental fool, LOL.    


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