Across the NFL, each team is trying to evaluate their talent and preparing to trim their rosters from 90 players to 80 players by next Tuesday at 4 p.m. As reported by Jaguars Insider, The Jacksonville Jaguars made their first round of cuts Thursday, cutting loose five players to trim their roster to 85 players: S Michael Hamlin, LB Slade Norris, K Sam Swank, P Brent Bowden, and WR Tiquan Underwood. Most of the players were signed as insurance or depth in case the starters came up lame.
Tiquan Underwood has become the first draft pick of Gene Smith's three draft classes to be cut from the team. Drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Underwood showed flashes of brilliance with his deep speed, but unfortunately, he had hands of stone, dropping many critical passes. This persisted through the 2011 preseason, irritating coaches and fans. However, his shining moment was in the Week 4 Colts game in 2010, when he made two critical catches that allowed the Jaguars to set up Josh Scobee's famous game-winning 59-yard field goal.
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