Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/4/12

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 feel 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. Underwood caught three passes for 30 yards and contributed on special teams this season. The Pats picked Tiquan 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. His release indicates that Chad Ochocinco may be active as the team’s fifth wide receiver.

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.

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