Jaguars' 3 latest signings could end up making an impact in 2024

• The Jaguars just inked three players who could end up competing for a roster spot in 2024.
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) shakes hands with Tennessee Titans safety
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) shakes hands with Tennessee Titans safety / Corey Perrine / USA TODAY NETWORK

Cornerback remained a question mark for the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2024 NFL Draft. It looks like they were aware of it, as they've signed Tre Flowers. They also took advantage of the opportunity to bring in defensive back Terrell Edmunds and a familiar face in Ty Summers.

The Jaguars announced they've signed Summers, Flowers, and Edmunds one day after the 2024 NFL Schedule release. As a matter of fact, the Summers signing took place the same day but the team chose to announce the three additions at the same time.

Chris Tomasson of Denver Gazette first reported Summers had agreed to terms with Jacksonville. This would be his second stint in Jacksonville. He was claimed before the start of the 2022 season. He was then signed to their practice squad and was elevated for three games, making four special team tackles.

The New Orleans Saints signed Summers off Jacksonville's practice squad near the end of 2022 and spent the following season with them. The week before signing with the Jags, the former TCU Horned Frog participated in the Denver Broncos rookie minicamp.

Summers has rarely played on defense throughout his career but has carved a niche on special teams. Heck, all his playing time with the Jags came on special teams. Here are the graphics the Jaguars released when they announced the signings.

How can Terrell Edmunds and Tre Flower help the Jacksonville Jaguars?

Summers may have a shot at making the 53-man roster but is a better bet to land on special teams. On the other hand, Terrell Edmunds and Tre Flowers have favorable odds of making the team, even if they don't get starting roles.

Edmunds, a first-round pick in 2018, spent his first five NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles last year and was traded to the Tennessee Titans midseason. The former Virginia Tech Hokie has appeared in 95 games with 79 starts and registered 304 total tackles, 28 passes defensed, 7.5 sacks, six interceptions and one fumble recovery.

At this stage of his career, Edmunds may be better suited for a backup role. With Antonio Johnson and Andre Cisco entrenched as the starters, Edmunds would need to compete with Andrew Wingard, Daniel Thomas, and maybe sophomore Erick Hallett II for a roster spot. That said, the Jaguars' most enticing signing might've been that of seventh-year pro cornerback Tre Flowers.

In Jacksonville, Flowers will be reuniting with defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. A fifth-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2018, the Oklahoma State product played for Nielsen with the Atlanta Falcons last year. The year prior, he played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Flowers was a starter for the Hawks early in his career but has taken on a backup role in recent years. In 2023, he appeared in 17 games with three starts. Over the last six years, he's played 90 games with 44 starts, tallying 208 total tackles, 22 pass deflections, five forced fumbles, and four interceptions.

All things considered, signing Flowers was a low-risk move. Barring injuries, he won't start anytime soon but could provide valuable depth. On top of that, he could push rookies Jarrian Jones and Deantre Prince in training camp.

The bottom line is that the Jaguars' latest signings offer depth at key positions, but they must continue to tweak their roster ahead of the regular season. Next, they should consider trading for a veteran cornerback, one who has also played for Ryan Nielsen.

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