Tiquan Underwood Headed Back To Patriots After Super Bowl Eve Release

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31: A detail of New England Patriots logo shaved into the back of the head of Tiquan Underwood #10 of the New England Patriots during Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

After releasing him the night before the Super Bowl, the Patriots are bringing back Tiquan Underwood.

On Saturday night, 24 hours before Super Bowl XLVI, the New England Patriots released WR Tiquan Underwood. Cutting someone the night before the Super Bowl looks like a cold move but, really, that's the best time to do it so that the New York Giants wouldn't be able to claim him off waivers.

Anyway, lots and lots of people wrote about Underwood's release with plenty of debate on whether it was just a football decision or a cold-blooded move. For his part, Underwood took it well and didn't say anything negative.

The Patriots lost the game but Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports Underwood will be one of the reserve/future contracts signed this week (usually made up mostly of practice squad guys).

So Underwood's back and, like the rest of the Patriots, with no Super Bowl XLVI ring.

Check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit, for more.

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