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Falcons sign safety Dwight Lowery

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The Falcons have signed former Jaguars safety Dwight Lowery, the club said Tuesday.

A former cornerback, the 28-year-old Lowery could vie for a starting role in the Atlanta secondary, which had lacked an experienced safety to pair with William Moore. The Falcons released starting safety Thomas DeCoud in March.

Lowery (5-11, 212) started the first three games for the Jaguars in 2013, then was placed on injured reserve with a concussion. The Jaguars waived him with an injury settlement in November.

Lowery played for the Jets for three seasons (2008-2010), then was traded to the Jaguars in September 2011. He has intercepted 10 passes in his NFL career and has appeared in 68 games (41 starts).

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14 Responses to “Falcons sign safety Dwight Lowery”
  1. rajbais says: Apr 8, 2014 4:33 PM

    What are the Falcons, the 2010 DB success center?

  2. rwhite84 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:34 PM

    Can’t be much worse than Decoud last year.

  3. kane337 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:46 PM

    Great pick up for the dynasty.

  4. thegrigga49 says: Apr 8, 2014 4:54 PM

    Hey Falcons fans…you just got an upgrade over that softy DeCoud weather people think it is or isn’t. Better ball skills and much smarter. Not a real physical presence but anyone is more physical than Thomas DeCoud, the softest player in NFL History.

  5. mattryansnoodlearm says: Apr 8, 2014 5:01 PM

    Hahaha Falcons…couldn’t get Bush so you were forced to settle again…always a bridesmaid…

  6. jimmypx says: Apr 8, 2014 5:06 PM

    Lowery is a solid player IF he can stay healthy.

  7. keylimelight says: Apr 8, 2014 5:35 PM

    Falcons sign 28 year old former Jaguar Safety….

    Guess it’s better than nothing.

  8. dfco74 says: Apr 8, 2014 5:47 PM

    This guy was let go by the Jets and Jaguars how good can he be

  9. thegrigga49 says: Apr 8, 2014 5:56 PM

    Falcons are gunna trade down from 6 and end up with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix…….Lowery is a valuable piece due to his versatility.

  10. meatcarroll says: Apr 8, 2014 5:56 PM

    RIP Mac Dre!

  11. drunkwino says: Apr 8, 2014 6:00 PM

    Desperation is signing a guy Jacksonville doesn’t even want. The Falcons defense is looking like that Stallon arm wrestling movie…(throw it,) Over The Top.

  12. mdd913 says: Apr 8, 2014 6:06 PM

    Ooof. Falcons are already circling the drain this season and it’s still a month from the draft.

  13. salmen76 says: Apr 8, 2014 7:51 PM

    Falcons will be lucky to win 3 games this year. Ha ha! Geaux Saints!

  14. jacobslatter says: Apr 8, 2014 9:20 PM

    DL was on the DL last year.

    Welcome to the squad. The starting job is yours if you got the gumbo.

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