Found February 05, 2012 on
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...

Ochocinco pleads guilty to misdemeanor

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in Cincinnati hours after playing in the Super Bowl. A Hamilton County court bailiff says the former Cincinnati Bengal pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of failure to display a valid driver's license during a July 21 traffic stop. Court documents show Ochocinco, who's listed under...

Chad Ochocinco, Tom Brady Lead List of Top 10 Player Prop Bets for Super Bowl XLVI

Many traditions go hand in hand with the Super Bowl. But while eating entire trays of chicken wings or slugging back an iced cold beer is considered a pasttime in some circles, the ritual of gambling may be the one that resonates most. According to Forbes, Las Vegas is expecting more than $100 million to be wagered on Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI and that's not even considering...

Patriots release Tiquan Underwood night before Super Bowl

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...

Patriots WR Tiquan Underwood says of his release: “This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION….”

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...

Underwood will still get paid

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...

Patriots cut little-used wideout less than 24 hours before Super Bowl

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.

Ocho active? Patriots release Underwood

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…

Pats veteran Faulk among Super Bowl inactives

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is active for the Patriots for the Super Bowl, as is wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

Tiquan Underwood takes his release well

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…

Patriots release WR Underwood

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.

Underwood wishes Pats luck after being cut

Tiquan Underwood is wishing the New England Patriots good luck after they cut him on the eve of the Super Bowl.
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