New Colts Safety Dwight Lowery Has ‘Bought Into Everything’


While one of the Indianapolis Colts last free agent additions was the signing of former Atlanta Falcons safety Dwight Lowery, it may very well turn out to be one of the most impactful. The 8-year veteran is currently the heavy favorite to start alongside Mike Adams in the back of the team’s secondary.

Like Adams last year, who made his 1st career Pro Bowl with the team last season, the Colts are clearly hoping that Lowery can find his own career “renaissance” in Indianapolis. So far, the 29-year old safety has done a “nice job” per his new head coach in Chuck Pagano:

"“He’s done a nice job,” said Pagano during last week’s OTA’s. “It’s kind of like when Mike [Adams] came in, you know a year ago this time. He’s picked up things quick. He’s a quick study. He’s bright. He understands, he’s played, he’s got experience, so it’s not too big for him. So, it’s been a good addition.”"

However, he’s not the only one, as the Colts safeties coach in Roy Anderson has already taken notice of his newest veteran player during last week’s OTA’s:

"“He’s a true pro,” safeties coach Roy Anderson said via’s Kevin Bowen. “(Lowery has) bought into everything that we were trying to teach him, and he’s helping out the young guys and at the same time, he’s working really well with Mike [Adams]. He’s just bought into the system, gets along with everybody, a role model for the younger guys.”"

While Lowery was originally signed on a 1-year deal as a presumed stopgap solution, it’s possible that like Adams before him, he can parlay that 1-year deal into a multi-year contract with the Colts should he play well. He’s coming off an impressive season with the Falcons, in which he recorded 79 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles in 15 starts.

Even if he’s solid, yet unspectacular, he still figures to be a significant upgrade over the safety he’s effectively projected to replace in LaRon Landry, who was released earlier this offseason due to consecutive years of ineffectiveness. Lowery already has that much going for him, but by the initial sounds of things, he could be much more for the Colts defense come next season.

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