The team activated defensive end Alex Silvestro from the team’s practice squad in place of Underwood. The undrafted rookie played in only one game all season.
It’s a surprising move, and unfortunate for Underwood. But we’re sure the Patriots will find him a nice place to watch the game. The Patriots must feel like they needed some extra depth on defense for Sunday.
Underwood is a special teams player and Ochocinco is not, but we’d be surprised at this point if Ochco isn’t active as the team’s fifth wide receiver against the Giants.