Summers was waived by the Packers last week, but he was promptly claimed by the Jaguars thanks to their top spot in the waiver order. He was expected to provide some extra depth at the linebacker position, but Summers has mostly earned his worth on special teams.
However, since claiming Summers, the Jaguars also put in a claim for linebacker Caleb Johnson. The newer addition appears to be sticking around as a fifth inside linebacker behind first-round rookie Devin Lloyd, Foyesade Oluokun, third-round rookie Chad Muma, and Shaquille Quarterman.
Summers was a seventh-round pick by the Packers in 2019. After exclusively playing on special teams as a rookie, he saw a larger role in defense in 2020, finishing with 39 tackles in 16 games (one start). However, his defensive role was reduced again in 2021, and the 26-year-old finished the 2021 campaign with nine tackles in 14 games. Summers didn’t make it very far through waivers last time around, so there’s a chance he lands on another squad before the weekend is through.