Lions make swap at cornerback, signing Jamar Summers

Justin Rogers
The Detroit News
Jamar Summers (left)

Allen Park — On an off-day for the Detroit Lions, the team has made a change at cornerback, waiving veteran Marcus Cooper and signing Jamar Summers on Monday. 

Summers was an undrafted free agent out of UConn a year ago, spending the offseason of his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He went on to play for the Birmingham Iron, of the defunct AAF, and recently had a short stint with the Miami Dolphins. 

The 6-foot-1, 198-pounder appeared in 47 games over four years with the Huskies, recording 181 tackles and 12 interceptions. Eight of those picks came during his sophomore year in 2015. 

In six games with the Iron, he showcased his ball skills, breaking up 10 passes and intercepting three. 

Summers is the second former AAF player the Lions signed in the past week and third on the current roster, joining running back Justin Stockton and tight end Austin Traylor. 

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