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Patriots sign Underwood to futures contract

Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:16 pm
 
Underwood is back in New England after the team cut him the day before the Super Bowl. (Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com)

By Ryan Wilson

Tiquan Underwood was one of the highlights of Super Bowl Media Day, talking about his high-top fade and even taking time to pay homage to Kid 'n Play. Four days later, the Patriots released the wide receiver to add depth along the defensive line.

Why did head coach Bill Belichick not come to this realization at some point sooner? Most likely, he didn't want to give the Giants an opportunity to sign Underwood. Whatever, the decision was panned (especially since defensive lineman Alex Silvestro, signed to replace Underwood on the roster, didn't see the field Sunday).

There is good news, however: Underwood got a full Super Bowl share (and would've received a ring had New England won), and on Tuesday the Pats re-signed him to a futures contract for 2012.

In this third year out of Rutgers, Underwood managed just three catches for 30 yards in six games last season. There was speculation that he might make the Super Bowl active roster over veteran Chad Ochocinco, who arrived in Foxboro in August and struggled ever since. Ochocinco ended the regular season with 15 catches and a lone touchdown, played just one snap in the playoff win over the Broncos, was inactive a week later against the Ravens, and had one reception for 21 yards against the Giants in the Super Bowl.

If nothing else, karma has repaid Underwood for handling things so well. When his release was announced Saturday, he took to Twitter saying, “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 #Blessed . . . Good Luck To The New Enland Organization, The Coaches, & All My Teammates… #PatsNation.”

Added bonus: Gisele wasn't talking about him when she called out the Pats' pass catchers. So there's that.

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eoodgood
Since: Feb 8, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:55 am
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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:22 am
 

Patriots sign Underwood to futures contract

didn't realize that Derek Sutton, interesting........wonder what they will do with Welker then since he'll be a FA



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 11:15 pm
 

Patriots sign Underwood to futures contract

The patriots are going to sign brandon loyd if they want him ,he made it clear wherever josh mcdaniels went he was following if th want him



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Patriots sign Underwood to futures contract

Yeah I don't see Ocho back in Patriots blue next season!  Congrats to Underwood for getting re signed!


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