On Eve Of The Super Bowl, New England Releases Wide Receiver Tiquan Underwood

The Patriots announce earlier this evening that they would be signing rookie DE Anthony Alex Silvestro from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Since the Patriots already had a full roster of 53 men, Silvestro's addition required a corresponding subtraction. The Patriot way.

Exit: Tiquan Underwood. Underwood is perhaps best known for his attempt to bring back the hi-top fade but he can now add a football-related claim to fame—released the night before the biggest game of his life by the worst dressed man in the history of football.

Update (7:45 p.m.) As commenter TheShortMan notes, Underwood was involved on the play that precipitated Tom Brady's bitchfest with Patriots' assistant coach and newly-hired Penn State head coach, Bill O'Brien.

DE Silvestro signed to active roster; WR Tiquan Underwood released
[Patriots.com]