Although the Jaguars do not officially have to be down to 80 players until next Tuesday, they reduced their roster from 90 to 85 on Thursday.
The most notable among the five players cut is wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, who despite his size and speed has had issues catching passes. Underwood played in 13 games for the Jaguars over the past two seasons after being drafted in the seventh round of the draft in 2009, catching only 8 passes for 111 yards.
The Jaguars also released safety Michael Hamlin, linebacker Slade Norris, kicker Sam Swank and punter Brent Bowden.
The Jaguars will have to cut five more players in between their third and fourth preseason games, then they have until next Saturday to cut down their roster from 80 to 53.