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Tiquan Underwood gets normal Super Bowl pay

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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 games this year. (He was active exactly eight games.)

Defensive end Alex Silvestro, who was activated from the practice squad for the game, will actually only get half a Super Bowl share due to league rules. This will only be his second active game all year. Silvestro is expected to help

This should seem obvious, but Schefter confirmed Underwood will get a Super Bowl ring if the Patriots win. Many players who aren’t even with the team this late in the year traditionally get a ring, although it’s up to the team’s discretion.

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18 Responses to “Tiquan Underwood gets normal Super Bowl pay”
  1. millertime30 says: Feb 5, 2012 11:14 AM

    does anyone thing the extra loot and the ring are what really matter to this guy?

    Belichick took away Underwood’s Super Bowl Sunday experience, something that Underwood is unlikely to ever get back.

    yea it’s business.. but how much do you think this d lineman will get on the field tonight?

  2. chrisexv6 says: Feb 5, 2012 11:15 AM

    Have the Giants made him their version of McDaniels yet?

  3. rexachss says: Feb 5, 2012 11:22 AM

    $88k & a ring….would make me feel better…..

  4. rexachss says: Feb 5, 2012 11:26 AM

    Good for him….although it sucks…..cause it may be a once in a lifetime….even if he wasn’t going to play
    …but he’s more famous now and can cash those chips! !!

  5. duanethomas says: Feb 5, 2012 11:26 AM

    I already said that in the previous post on the kid, but the idiots on here gave me thumbs down. Underwood will watch the games from a suite The Pats will provide. He will also be on their team next year.

  6. bearokopoulos says: Feb 5, 2012 11:28 AM

    @millertime30 – he’ll play as much as needed in a game where the Patriots will be working hard to pressure Manning and contain the rushing game. Any time played will be more than Underwood, who was expected to be inactive for today’s game regardless of being cut.

  7. theandy59 says: Feb 5, 2012 11:31 AM

    @millertime

    Belichick makes moves that give his team the best chance to win. If there’s a 1% chance that he’ll need an extra lineman more than an extra wideout, he’s making this move….and that’s why he’s great.

  8. nannymcsack says: Feb 5, 2012 11:34 AM

    silvestro will take gronkowskis spot in the wedge on return units so he doesnt overwork the ankle. he’ll also get some reps in on defense when sean ellis and gerard warren are wheezing.

  9. footballprophet says: Feb 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    He’ll spend $87,500 on a haircut and $500.00 on a shot of Petrone then complain that his agent screwed him.

  10. edrooney says: Feb 5, 2012 11:42 AM

    Agreed w/ bearokopoulos, Underwood probably wasn’t going to see one snap of the game today. Anyone complaining about Belichick making this move is looking for one more reason to hate on him. (as if they have to look hard!)

    Hopefully 12 hours from now You all have one more HUGE reason to hate him.

    Let’s go Pats.

  11. mschurm1 says: Feb 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    The Giants should sign this guy and find out everything the Pats have planned for the last 2 weeks.

  12. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Feb 5, 2012 11:51 AM

    Only guy that feels worse than Tiquan is Ross Ventrone. Of course this kind of thing is a great story 5 years down the road at SB VI when they ask him if he remembers the time ……………… At least they waited until after the team picture was taken with him in it. I think.

    Final thought: Hang on Rex, it’ll be over soon.

  13. edrooney says: Feb 5, 2012 11:57 AM

    mschurm1 says:
    Feb 5, 2012 11:43 AM
    The Giants should sign this guy and find out everything the Pats have planned for the last 2 weeks.

    They can’t sign him until Monday, which is the exact reason why the Patriots waited this long to cut him.

  14. clemfield says: Feb 5, 2012 11:58 AM

    if I’m the giants I hire him as an offensive quality control coach right now

  15. vikingdoode says: Feb 5, 2012 12:28 PM

    Well that takes the sting out a bit

  16. descendency says: Feb 5, 2012 12:57 PM

    The Patriots could give Albert Haynesworth a ring if they wanted. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

  17. gstewart400 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:10 PM

    Underwood turned down an interview request from ESPN but sent this TM to Ed Werner:

    “I don’t want to be a distraction to the game or the New England Patriots…..i will say this, The New England Patriots are a GREAT Organization. I wish them nothing but the best today. This season has been dedicated to Myra Kraft (MHK) Mr Kraft’s wife….w/ that being said i hope they pull out the victory in honor of her & because the coaches & players have worked so hard this season for the opportunity to play in Super Bowl 46. Go Pats!!!! #PatsNation”

  18. dsimp724 says: Feb 5, 2012 1:21 PM

    Does 85 get a full share as well???

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