Patriots Release Underwood A Day Before Super Bowl XLVI
It comes as a surprising and seemingly heartless move that New England Patriots wide receiver Tiquan Underwood was released a day before Super Bowl 46. Defensive lineman Alex Silvestro was signed from the practice team.
A player cut especially on the day before a major event such as the Super Bowl can only make an outsider think if disciplinary action was the reason behind the move. It appears that there was none and it is very uncharacteristic of Rutgers University product Underwood.
Bill Belichick may be cold and heartless but the team reportedly wanted another defensive lineman on the roster. Incidentally, Silvestro is also a product of the Rutgers football team.
Soon after being cut, Underwood to Twitter how he felt about the cut. Many would have expected that he would rant away but instead he showed great character. On his first tweet Underwood had a different perspective of an unfortunate event in his young professional football career, “This is nothing but MOTIVATION”.
Just moments after, a second tweet came out that further cemented the strength of his character, “I Been Thru A LOT… But There Are Ppl In This World w/ More Serious Problems So I Cant Hang The Head… Thank You Lord”
His third tweet was directed to the New England Patriots organization which heads into Super Bowl 46 on Sunday without him, “Good Luck To The New Enland Organization, The Coaches, & All My Teammates…”.
What followed was a message to everyone who followed him on Twitter, “THANK YOU To Everyone Supporting/Wishing Me Well (Fam, Friends, Ppl Who Dont Kno Me Personally) To Those Happy About What Happen… God Bless U.”
Underwood may not be seeing action at Super Bowl on Sunday at Lucas Oil Center in Indianapolis but he will get his championship ring if the Patriots find a way to beat the New York Giants.