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On Saturday night, the New England Patriots executed a roster move, releasing WR Tiquan Underwood, in a move which could have repercussions for veteran WR Chad Ochocinco. Ochocinco has not played a large role for the New England Patriots all season long, recording just 15 receptions, but in a classic Bill Belichick move, the veteran pass catcher could play a role in the Patriots game plan on Sunday night.
The move to release Underwood does come as a bit of a surprise, given the timing, with the team filling his roster spot with DL Alex Silvestro. Silvestro was signed off the Patriots practice squad and has appeared in just one game for the Patriots this season. Underwood does not play special teams for New England and Silvestro does. The move could have been made to add special teams depth as TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) will likely not play on kick coverage.
However, the timing is curious. Gronkowski has been dealing with his high ankle sprain for two weeks and if the Pat...
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In a very shocking manner the New England Patriots released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood the night before Super Bowl XLVI.
With the departure of Underwood, the Patriots promoted defensive end Alex Silvestro to the active roster.
This could also be a sign that wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will be active and a potential factor for tomorrow’s game as well.
“Silvestro is a defensive...
In cold-blooded fashion, the Patriots released WR Tiquan Underwood tonight. The move was designed to get more defensive linemen on the field, and they promoted DE Alex Silvestro.
It’s not disciplinary, and the team does want him back next year. It’s just brutal for tonight.
Awful for Underwood. He wouldn’t have played much, but it still sucks. Read this blog entry from this...
By Paul KenyonINDIANAPOLIS _ Tiquan Underwood will not lose anything, except the chance to dress for the game, becasue he was cut by the Patriots on the eve of Super Bowl XLVI.
The wide receiver, who was released in favor of former Rutgers teammate Alex Silvestro, will be paid the same as everyone else on the team. Anyone who plays in at least eight games for a team _ and Underwood...
Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood was cut Saturday night by the Patriots less than 24 hours before the big game - bad news for him, of course, but a move that increases the likelihood Chad Ochocinco will be active against the Giants today.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is active for the Patriots for the Super Bowl, as is wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.
In a strong sign that Chad Ochocinco will be active for Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Patriots released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood on Saturday afternoon. The team activated defensive end Alex Silvestro from the team’s practice squad in place of Underwood. The undrafted rookie played in only one game all season. It’s a surprising move, and…
No, the Giants can’t claim receiver Tiquan Underwood after the Patriots cut him on Saturday. New England traditionally makes roster moves on Saturdays, primarily because no team can claim the player cut until Monday. We’re not sure where Underwood will watch the game, but a lot of people are upset with the Patriots for making…
The New England Patriots released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood on Saturday, while elevating defensive end Alex Silvestro from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster.
Tiquan Underwood is wishing the New England Patriots good luck after they cut him on the eve of the Super Bowl.