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Frank Summers | Running Back | #38

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 248
College: UNLV
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (169) / PIT
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Bills waived FB Frank Summers.
The move clears a roster spot for C.J. Spiller, who is coming off injured reserve/designated to return. A Bill each of the past two seasons, Summers had played 129 snaps across 10 games in 2014. The Bills will likely roll with Anthony Dixon if they need a fullback. Tue, Dec 16, 2014 03:33:00 PM

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Bills declared FB Frank Summers, QB Jeff Tuel, DB Brandon Smith, OL Mark Asper, OL Antoine McClain, TE Tony Moeaki, and LB Jamaal Westerman inactive for Week 14 against the Bucs.

"Frank the Tank" Summers has seen some short-yardage action recently, so his absence can't hurt the fantasy causes of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. There are no surprises otherwise among Buffalo's Week 14 inactives.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Bills signed FB Frank Summers to a one-year contract.

Summers, a fifth-round pick of the Steelers in 2009, hasn't played a snap since his rookie season. He'll battle for a roster spot.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Free agent FB Frank Summers will work out for the 49ers next week.

A practice-squad warrior, Summers spent 2011 in San Diego, but never made it onto the active roster. He hasn't played a snap since 2009.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 02:50:00 PM

Chargers signed FB Frank Summers to a reserve-future contract.

The Steelers surprisingly allowed their seven-day negotiating window to come and go without bringing Summers back. The Chargers have had success with tweener backs like Summers, who are strong runners though not natural lead blockers. With Mike Tolbert and Jacob Hester already on the roster, though, Summers is facing an uphill battle.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 07:59:00 PM

Steelers signed RB Frank Summers, TE Eugene Bright, G Dorian Brooks, S Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, WR Tyler Grisham, T Kyle Jolly, DT Steve McLendon and DE Doug Worthington to their practice squad.

Summers was beaten out by Jonathan Dwyer for the team's final running back spot. Cromartie-Smith is the cousin of Antonio Cromartie and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie but obviously is lacking the skills that his relatives possess.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 10:56:00 AM

Steelers waived FB Frank Summers, DL Doug Worthington, and CB Joe Burnett.

With Summers out, Jonathan Dwyer will take the final roster spot in the backfield. Urbik and Burnett were third-round and fifth-round picks respectively last season. The Steelers got nothing out of them. Worthington was a 2010 seventh-rounder out of Ohio State.
Sat, Sep 4, 2010 05:52:00 PM

Frank Summers has settled into a first-team fullback role, but isn't a lock to make the final roster.

Summers isn't a natural lead-blocker and the Steelers don't use their fullback too much anyway. Isaac Redman could end up paired with Rashard Mendenhall in "Pony" sets and the Steelers have some H-back types that could serve as fullbacks.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 09:07:00 AM

Steelers 2009 fifth-round pick Frank Summers is running as the Steelers' first-team fullback in training camp.

"Frank the Tank" was the Rebels' primary halfback at UNLV, but he's settled in as a lead blocker with Pittsburgh. The Steelers don't use a whole lot of I-formations, so Summers won't be guaranteed a roster spot at final cuts.
Fri, Aug 6, 2010 07:57:00 PM

Frank Summers is practicing at running back and fullback.

The Steelers still don't have a true fullback on the roster, as Summers is more of a short-yardage back than a true blocker. With sixth-round pick Jonathan Dwyer now in the mix, Summers' best chance for playing time is probably at fullback. The Steelers could also use tight ends Sean McHugh or David Johnson as a lead blocker.
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 08:44:00 AM

Steelers RB Frank Summers (back), has been working out with his teammates and "looks good," according to beat writer Ed Bouchette.

Summers' rookie season was cut short when he underwent back surgery early in the year. With Willie Parker gone and Mewelede Moore declining, Summers has a shot to fulfill his potential as a short-yardage/goal-line back. His role will depend on who the Steelers add to their backfield in the draft and/or free agency.
Sun, Apr 4, 2010 10:50:00 AM

Steelers placed FB Frank Summers (back) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Summers came down with a back injury, and the Steelers could ill afford to wait on him with David Johnson also out with a high ankle sprain. The fifth-rounder never did emerge as a goal-line force and will stay at fullback in 2010.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 04:45:00 PM

Steelers agreed to terms with fifth-round RB Frank Summers on a three-year contract.

At 5'9/241, Summers has the build of a fullback, but the speed and blocking ability of a running back. Though he has short-yardage potential, he'll be pressed for a roster spot behind Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore.
Source: Scout.com
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 02:48:00 PM

Steelers fifth-round pick Frank Summers "has short yardage and goal line written all over him," according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

We'll see. Summers packs punch at 5'9/241 with legit 4.55 wheels, but he has to make the team first. There's little room behind Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall, and Mewelde Moore, and Summers isn't much of a lead blocker.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 12:29:00 AM

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