A receiver best known for his hair and for getting cut just before the Super Bowl is the newest member of the Buccaneers.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers have signed wide receiver Tiquan Underwood. Underwood was waived by the Patriots after they signed Jabar Gaffney last week, a much less dramatic transaction than his first time getting dropped from the Patriots’ roster.
That came the day before the Patriots faced the Giants in the Super Bowl and a few days after Underwood’s distinctive hairstyle made him a hit at Super Bowl Media Day. He signed back on the roster a short time later, a move that also generated fewer headlines than his initial release.
Underwood played in six games for the Patriots last season, catching three passes and contributing on special teams. He was originally a seventh-round pick of the Jaguars where he caught eight passes and returned 26 kickoffs over two seasons.
Underwood played for Bucs coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers, where he was a very productive receiver. The Bucs’ depth chart at the position doesn’t have all the names written in ink so Underwood will have a chance to earn a job in Tampa.