Colts Find Potential Starting Safety In Dwight Lowery

Intro: The Colts search for a safety in free agency ended on Friday night by agreeing to terms with veteran Dwight Lowery.

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INDIANAPOLIS – At last week's League Meetings, Colts brass said they were still interested in some free agent safeties on the open market.

That interest became very real on Friday night when the Colts agreed to terms with veteran safety Dwight Lowery.

The 29-year old Lowery comes to Indianapolis after seven NFL seasons (84 games played, 62 career starts).

Lowery played with the Atlanta Falcons last season, where he started 15 of 16 games.

As free agency began, Lowery told ESPN.com he didn't expect the Falcons to re-sign him with new head coach Dan Quinn arriving after time as the Seahawks defensive coordinator.

"The Seattle system, they like taller, longer players that can run and are physical. ... I'm not the tallest guy (5-11 and 212 pounds)," Lowery told ESPN.com.

"I'm definitely not a blazer as far as 40 times go. But I play football. I know what I'm doing, and I understand what I'm doing. There are places for players like that, too."

If Lowery does indeed start next season, the Colts will have him and 34-year old Mike Adams manning the final line of defense.

Even with Lowery in the fold, that doesn't rule out the Colts possibility of adding a young safety in the draft.

A safety pair of Lowery and Adams would give the Colts a starting secondary of four players each having at least six years of NFL experience.

Lowery, who played just 12 games from 2012-2013 due to injuries, does have experience in the AFC. He has previously played with the Jets (2008-2010) and the Jaguars (2011-2013).

"I want to help a team win," Lowery told ESPN.com a few weeks back of what he wanted in his next NFL home.

"When I was younger, I probably didn't have a good understanding of that. One of the reasons why I feel like I'm still wanting to play this game is that I feel like when I was younger, I was so ambitious and thinking too much about myself and not the team. I truly want to help a team win a Super Bowl.''

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