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.