Packers Release Veteran Linebacker & Special Teams Ace
By Tyler Maher
The NFL roster deadline is coming up this week, and that means teams are making some tough decisions as they work to get down to 53 players on the roster.
The Green Bay Packers made one of those tough decisions by deciding to cut linebacker Ty Summers.
Summers, 26, was drafted by the Packers in 2019. He played 46 games during his three seasons with the team, helping Green Bay make the playoffs in all three of those years.
He only made one start, and his 205 defensive snaps in three seasons don't scream "impact player," but it's his special teams contributions that have been really noteworthy. He's played 908 special teams snaps over his three seasons, being on the field for over 70% of the Packers' special teams snaps in each season.
While Summers has started only one game in his NFL career, he could still be a valuable role player elsewhere. He may have been a victim of the Packers' roster crunch, but another team may look to add him off waivers as a depth piece.