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Panthers cut speedster Tiquan Underwood

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At least it wasn’t the night before the Super Bowl this time.

But the fact he couldn’t make a no-name Panthers wide receiving corps is an even worse omen for Tiquan Underwood’s career.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Panthers are including Underwood in their first round of cuts.

The Panthers were hoping he could add some speed on a budget, but he never caught the ball consistently in training camp, and didn’t make many plays in the preseason to make them keep him.

The Panthers started from scratch at the position this offseason, and rookie Kelvin Benjamin’s playing well, even though they haven’t gotten much from Jerricho Cotchery and Jason Avant this preseason.

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24 Responses to “Panthers cut speedster Tiquan Underwood”
  1. chilll333 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:24 AM

    Not a bad move.

  2. fstpstr says: Aug 24, 2014 9:27 AM

    This dude has hands of absolute stone. Been that way since the Jags drafted him. Sad, though… He quick.

  3. theramonluster says: Aug 24, 2014 9:28 AM

    There’s always a spot in the AFL for a guy like this

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:30 AM

    The Pats told Underwood he would not be in the Super Bowl when he was re-signed the last time before it, not the day before the Super Bowl. Stop making out like it was a surprise that he didn’t expect to happen.

  5. j0esixpack says: Aug 24, 2014 9:35 AM

    He’ll get picked up

    I’m sure his agent will be able to drum up some interest in a 6′ 5″ WR (counting his hair)

  6. bucsorbust says: Aug 24, 2014 9:37 AM

    We called him High-Top in Tampa…nice guy if you ever talk to him….but just wasn’t consistent.

  7. 1bigtex says: Aug 24, 2014 9:49 AM

    Years ago, the Falcons tried to make Jim Hines a WR. As one scout accurately put it, 10 flat speed and 12 flat hands.

  8. sorryidonotsugarcoat says: Aug 24, 2014 9:56 AM

    Not a surprise by any means.

  9. trollhammer20 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:05 AM

    Should have tried cutting his hair first…

  10. junkmtb says: Aug 24, 2014 10:12 AM

    Hate it but no surprise either. During training camp too many reports on him dropping passes.

  11. bassplucker says: Aug 24, 2014 10:26 AM

    Think how fast he’d be without all that extra wind resistance.

  12. mnsadsportsfan says: Aug 24, 2014 10:30 AM

    Kid-n-play

  13. pantherfan40 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:39 AM

    Thank god we cut this bum

  14. petedutcherjr says: Aug 24, 2014 10:41 AM

    Tiquan Underwood was never consistent in preseason, but in the regular season he went through a period where he was pretty good as a #3 (in Tampa).

  15. motsuret06 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:56 AM

    Nice guy and I wish him well if he continues to play in the NFL.

  16. conspiracybrotherjones says: Aug 24, 2014 10:56 AM

    No surprise. Receivers are supposed to catch…

  17. sewalters79 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:05 AM

    Browns, take note

  18. ohand16 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:17 AM

    Stillers could use him

  19. u4iadman says: Aug 24, 2014 11:26 AM

    Probably a better QB than rg3 who is done.

  20. eaglesfan036 says: Aug 24, 2014 12:53 PM

    How does he fit a helmet on his head?

  21. stunzeed5 says: Aug 24, 2014 12:56 PM

    He’d be a number one receiver in Philly…

  22. VenerableAxiom says: Aug 24, 2014 2:54 PM

    Wonder if that hair style help prevent concussions.

  23. 1bigtex says: Aug 24, 2014 5:48 PM

    At least no one wasted a #7 overall on this guy just because he is really fast.

  24. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Aug 24, 2014 8:02 PM

    hairstyling by Bell Biv Devoe

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