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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 dressed for exactly eight for the Pats _ is entitled to full pay even if he is released, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
That means Underwood will receive $88,000 if New England wins, $44,000 if the Giants win. He also will receive a ring as every other member of the team will if the Pats win.
The big winner is Silvestro. Practice squad players receive $5,700 for the Super Bowl. Since he is now on the roster, he will receive at least $44,000.
Underwood expressed no bitterness with being released when he issued statements on his Twitter account.
``This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION....,'...
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The Patriots released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood the night before the Super Bowl to make room for defensive end Anthony Silvestri, a practice squad player.
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...
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The team added defensive end Anthony Silvestri to the active roster...
Cut by the New England Patriots the night before Super Bowl XLVI, receiver Tiquan Underwood went unclaimed on waivers, making him a free agent, according to Scout.com.
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Tiquan Underwood is wishing the New England Patriots good luck after they cut him on the eve of the Super Bowl.
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.
Patriots wide receiver Tiquan Underwood will get paid as if he played in the Super Bowl, even though the Patriots cut him Saturday night. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Underwood is entitled to his full $88,000 share if the Patriots win and $44,000 if the Patriots lose because he was active for at least eight…
The Patriots made their final transaction of the 2011 season on Saturday, releasing wide receiver Tiquan Underwood and promoting defensive lineman Alex Silvestro from the practice squad.
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.
The New England Patriots announced today that rookie DE Alex Silvestro has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. In addition, the Patriots released WR Tiquan Underwood.
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...