Lastly, cornerback Jamar Summers formerly of the Birmingham Iron could be getting a call from an NFL team. Tampa Bay, in need of some depth in their secondary should bring him in and let him compete and potentially win the starting job at nickel cornerback. Summers signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent last offseason.
Even with a productive college career with the University of Connecticut Huskies, where he made AAC first-team, Summers failed to make the Steelers’ 53 man roster, but eventually landed with the Iron. His performance may put him back on the radar of NFL teams.
In the brief existence of the AAF, Summers recorded three interceptions, and broke up an additional ten pass attempts of opposing quarterbacks. He also tallied 14 tackles from his cornerback position, including one that came behind the line of scrimmage.
As Arians has expressed confidence in Vernon Hargreaves and Carlton Davis, Summers can compete with the other defensive backs on the roster and provide depth for the Buccaneers. If Summers is signed, it would not be a shock to see him win the starting nickel job as well, a hole that Arians and defensive coordinator Todd Bowles are still looking to fill.