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Rutgers Grad Tiquan Underwood Released By New England Patriots, According To Report

Tiquan Underwood has reportedly been released by the New England Patriots for the second time in three months.

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Tiquan Underwood #10 of the New England Patrios avoids  Brian Jackson #22 of the New York Giants in the second half on September 1, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 01: Tiquan Underwood #10 of the New England Patrios avoids Brian Jackson #22 of the New York Giants in the second half on September 1, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Rutgers graduate Tiquan Underwood has reportedly been released by the New England Patriots.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that a source told him Underwood has been let go by the Patriots for the second time in three months.

Underwood's previous release came in the most heartless of ways, on the day before the Super Bowl. The Patriots used his vacated roster spot to sign defensive end Alex Silvestro, who did not play a single down in the Super Bowl. They then re-signed Underwood two days later.

Underwood appeared in three games for the Patriots in 2011, catching three passes for 30 yards. Despite his limited role he became a bit of a fan favorite, at least partially due to his high-top fade haircut.

The 25-year old Underwood appears to be the first casualty of a stacked New England receiving corps. With the additions of Brandon Lloyd and Anthony Gonzalez, somebody had to be on the way out.

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