Hair Cut Fail: Tiquan Underwood Gets Cut From The Patriots After His Superbowl Cut

· February 5, 2012

Tiquan Underwood is drawing Super Bowl XLVI attention because of a different kind of cut.The New England Patriots waived the backup wide receiver on the eve of Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Underwood – who arrived in Indianapolis with a Patriots logo shaved in the back of his wild hi-top fade – is being replaced by practice-squad defensive end Alex Silvestro.

Such last-minute roster decisions are common for the Patriots as the franchise shapes its game-day roster. A source told FOXSports.com that Underwood’s release was “totally a football decision” and not related to any off-field problems involving Underwood at the Super Bowl.

Still, the timing of Underwood’s release has come across public-ally as cold considering he practiced with the team all week as well as the magnitude of Sunday’s game.

Silvestro, who was signed as a rookie college free agent from Rutgers, will likely be activated for Super Bowl XLVI to provide defensive line depth. He played in one game this season, registering two tackles against Miami in December.

Underwood handled his release with class, wishing the Patriots luck on messages sent from his Twitter account. Underwood also said he will use this situation as motivation for the future.

“THANK YOU Everyone For Your Support & Sympathy,” Underwood wrote on a Sunday morning Tweet. “Im Fine, This Will Only Make Me Stronger…Tough Times Never Last But Tough Ppl Do.”

I know he went home after getting cut and shaved all his hair off.

  • Big D

    They could of let him stay until after the superbowl just in case they won, so he could have a ring.

    • BigBlackDude

      @ Big, from my understanding it is a team effort. That means all of the players (52 players on the roster – active or not) are awarded with a ring.

  • jfizzle

    And people had a problem with the way Lebron handled things with the Cavs, I wonder if they will have the same problem with the Patriots. Probably not, they will be saying, “its just business” . One good thing I just heard is that homeboy will get a ring if the Pats win plus 88k (winners pay) or 44k (losers pay).

  • http://atlnightspots.com B Strait 3000

    Typical thing in sports now but due to what happened to him by the patriots…fail!!!

  • Big AL

    Thats messed up for real. The Giants should sign dude n make him give up the Pats plays.lol. i hope he lights them up when hes on another team next season.

  • Tip CHOP $hape

    Underwood show great character after the patroits showed NONE!! WHO IN ANY DECENT (I can think of alot of profanity words) WOULD CUT A PLAYER THE DAY B4 THA SUPER BOWL?? Dat was some personal CRAP! SMH Football decision my ___!

  • joe

    Maybe they coulda used him. They seemed a little thin at the reciever side.

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