No, the Giants can’t claim receiver Tiquan Underwood after the Patriots cut him on Saturday.
New England traditionally makes roster moves on Saturdays, primarily because no team can claim the player cut until Monday. The led the league in such moves.
We’re not sure where Underwood will watch the game, but a lot of people are upset with the Patriots for making such a late move. Underwood is taking the release well.
“This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION,” Underwood wrote on Twitter. “I Been Thru A LOT…But There Are Ppl In This World w/ More Serious Problems So I Cant Hang The Head….Thank You Lord
#Blessed . . . Good Luck To The New Enland Organization, The Coaches, & All My Teammates… #PatsNation.”
Underwood’s release should only be criticized if defensive end Alex Silvestro is inactive after being promoted from the practice squad Saturday. We’d be very surprised if that was the case.
Bill Belichick has spoken in the past about the extra energy expended during the Super Bowl because of the magnitude of the game and the long halftime. He likes having extra defensive linemen. Silvestro will likely be active and the team must have already decided Underwood would be inactive for the game.