Tiquan Underwood released by Patriots night before Super Bowl
Tiquan Underwood, who made headlines this week for shaving the Patriots logo into his head, was released by the team Saturday evening — the night before the Super Bowl. In his post about Underwood’s hair Monday, Del pointed out how few people knew who Tiquan was. Now everybody will know about him.
The Patriots announced the move on their website and said defensive end Anthony Silvestri was added to the active roster. His release indicates that Chad Ochocinco may be active as the team’s fifth wide receiver.
Underwood caught three passes for 30 yards and contributed on special teams this season. The Pats picked him up in August after he was cut by the Jags, but they also released him. New England signed him again in November and he had been with the team since then.
The Tom Brady pass that was intercepted by the Redskins prompting the sideline spat with Bill O’Brien was intended for Underwood. It looks like that play and this untimely release will be his defining moments for the season.
Can you just imagine how he feels? He spent the whole week soaking up the atmosphere, conducting interviews, and being a full-fledged member of a Super Bowl team. Now in the ultimate embarrassing move, he got released the night before the big game. Must be the crappiest feeling ever.
UPDATE: Underwood has responded on 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”