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Free Agent Safety Dwight Lowery Visited with the Colts this Week

According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, free agent safety Dwight Lowery visited the Indianapolis Colts this week.

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The biggest remaining need for the Indianapolis Colts to address this offseason is the safety position.  Aside from Mike Adams, it's a big question mark for the Colts.  Adams will take one of the starting spots once again this year after a Pro Bowl season in 2014, but the other spot is up in the air, with Winston Guy, Dewey McDonald, and Colt Anderson all being names on the roster to compete for the spot.

Both head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson mentioned last week at the owner's meetings that there are still free agents available at safety that the Colts like, and it was implied that a signing could still happen at some point this offseason - though it's far from guaranteed.

According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, the Colts' interest in at least one free agent safety is serious enough that they brought him in for a visit this week.  Breer reports that Dwight Lowery visited with the Colts' brass this week.

Lowery is a 29-year old safety who is entering his eighth season in the NFL.  He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2008 draft and spent the first three seasons of his career there before being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011.  He wound up on injured reserve in both 2012 and 2013, however, and played with the Atlanta Falcons in 2014.  Last year, he started 15 games (playing in all 16) and recorded 79 tackles, a sack, five passes defensed, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles - having a productive season for the Falcons.  In his career, Lowery has played in 82 games (starting 54) and recorded 259 tackles, four sacks, 50 passes defensed, 12 interceptions (two touchdowns) and seven forced fumbles.

At this point in free agency, Lowery might be the best caliber safety that the Colts will find, and he would certainly provide competition for the starting spot and would likely be the favorite to win the starting job.  He would be a good signing for the Colts, and the interest is there in at least some form as the Colts had him in for a visit, so we'll see if that leads anywhere or not.