Bucs Re-Embrace Tiquan Underwood

October 2nd, 2013

The Bucs’ high-haired Rodney Dangerfield is back.

Today, Tampa Bay re-signed wide receiver Tiquan Underwood to replace booted No. 3 receiver Kevin Ogletree.

Underwood was cut last year out of training camp and preseason, couldn’t find a job, and the Bucs brought him back to replace jettisoned Preston Parker.

Underwood, 26, played pretty well in 2012, catching 26 balls from Josh Freeman.

But this year, Underwood again was released just before the Bucs set their opening-day roster. He couldn’t find a job, and now he’s back.

This bizarre cycle confuses Joe. Repeatedly, the Bucs don’t want Underwood, nobody else does, either, and then he returns. If Underwood gets playing time and can catch the football, it will tell Joe that the Bucs brass really screwed up cutting Underwood and going with Ogletree to the start the season — greater than the obvious Ogletree disaster.

30 Responses to “Bucs Re-Embrace Tiquan Underwood”

  1. zam Says:

    Clearly Underwood, no Ogletree… no Underwood… gives them the best chance of winning. I’m just glad he’s back I thought he was a decent player.

  2. MadMax Says:

    Never shouldve cut him IMO……just like they never shouldve got rid of Sean Baker….I know he needs to work on his tackling, but the kid has a nose for the ball!

  3. holymoly Says:

    Hopefully he can actually catch the football when it’s thrown his way .

  4. Rob Says:

    Gotta love that Kid N Play haircut. Can’t do any worse than our other not so sure handed receivers. At least he shows flashes of break away on game day. One freaking TD catch would vault him to elite status on our beloved Byc offense lol. Go Bucs!

  5. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Woah, is this story football related!?

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Finally…we are starting to make some changes that could help us.
    I liked what I saw from Demps….except his decision to bring it out late in the game….but for all we know he was told to do it.
    Demps showed speed and we need that desperately. Our offense looks like it is playing in slow motion…..watch us vs Philadelphia and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
    We need to get some production out of our TE & 3rd WR position….I think they caught 10 passes from Glennon Sunday so that’s a start.

  7. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    If he isn’t getting picked up by another team isn’t it safe to say both underwood and ogletree are not legitimate slot receiver talents in this league. From Wes welker to victor Cruz most teams have 3 legit receivers. We have 2

  8. MadMax Says:

    Yup! Could really benefit from Edelman since he wont be needed so much once Amendola comes back.

  9. MTM Says:

    What nobody from Rutgers was available? Nice scouting department. This is the best you can do? How about looking at OTHER teams practice squads!!

  10. Nic Says:

    The only thing I can gather is that management liked Ogletree’s speed over underwood, because we sure as heck know it wasn’t about catching the ball.

  11. GenocideD Says:

    I thought we brought back Owusu to replace uglytree?

  12. Buc Neckid Says:

    Ogletree and WR Garrett are linked from Dallas last year
    Garrett chose Ogletree over Underwood
    Ogletree sucked
    Schiano brings back Underwood.

  13. BucfaninMi Says:

    underwood i believe is from Rutgers

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We did bring back Owusu & I suspect now he’ll hit the practice squad again…because we have too many recievers.

  15. adamant Says:

    Rutgers South continues! Underwood, Wright, Zuttah, Leonard….Instead of chanting TAMPA….BAY….we should chant RUT….GERS

  16. houstonbucsfan Says:

    How many times do we have to learn this lesson? That’s two years ina row already that that he does well in the off season and gets cut. Failed experiments at #3 reciver to start the season, and they make the same mistake twice?

  17. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Patriots have 4 former Rutgers players on their roster as well. Who cares? Oh, thats right, Mike Florio cares. Schiano only signs Rutgers players because he wants them to keep their mouths shut. really?

  18. voice of reason Says:

    is david douglass still with the team?
    i thought he showed something in the preseason, and he had some chemistry with glennon

  19. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Its a crime that the pop-star could not draft or purchase a third receiver for the bucs for the last couple of years

  20. Harry Says:

    “…will tell Joe that the Bucs brass really screwed up cutting Underwood and going with Ogletree…”

    I don’t need Underwood getting significant playing time to tell me the Bucs screwed up in going with Ogletree… every time Ogletree had a ball go threw his hands was enough of a reminder for me. I am sure Joe feels the same way.

  21. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Once Owusu beats him out for #3 he will be back on the streets. Hopefully one can find a career in a Kid N Play lookalike

  22. Bobby Says:

    The fact that there are 25 former Rutgers players in the NFL should tell you Schiano knows how to develop talent. Somehow most of you feel like once they get to the NFL he’s incapable of developing them further. Suddenly he’s the one who ruined Freeman and Bowers. Common sense isn’t a strong suit on here is it..

  23. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    the biggest reason that the circus is around is because of the pop-star. If the GM was not trying to get a 6th round pick for his failed 1st round pick all of the circus atmosphere would be gone. If you bench your 1st round pick either trade right away or just cut him. But our Gm is trying to be the “rockstar” and get little value from another of his failed high draft pick. after all this is what he is most know for.

  24. GenocideD Says:

    ^ agree with Bobby

  25. Bobby Says:

    @The_Buc_Realist…thanks for another incoherent post. I always look forward to reading through your comments and then saying “Huh??”

  26. jb Says:

    “If Underwood gets playing time and can catch the football, it will tell Joe that the Bucs brass really screwed up cutting Underwood and going with Ogletree to the start the season – greater than the obvious Ogletree disaster.”

    If that be the case I doubt we’ll see much of Underwood. No way will Schianopolean admit to screwing anything up, or making a decision detrimental to the team.
    Underwood has one thing going for him…..he played for Schianopolean @ Rutgers!

  27. Tony D Says:

    18 players from Rutgers in the NFL. Bucs have 5 and one on practice squad. Gee, wonder why?

  28. White Tiger Says:

    Hey, Greg’s getting his old dream band back together!

  29. stratobuc Says:

    Thank God they found a way to bring Underwood back. Never should have cut him in the first place. Welcome back, Tiquan – we really need you!

  30. passthebuc Says:

    If underwood clipped his hair in preseason, he never would have been cut from the team. Does that tell you something about the Nazi regime. If you look at the rooster you will find players that should not be here but because of their previous affiliation with Schino, they are.