Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Dwight Lowery suffered a severe concussion in Week 3, and he hasn’t been able to play since. It’s been an incredibly concerning tale of events for Lowery, especially since the Jaguars were forced to place Lowery on the injured reserve about a month ago. It was reported shortly after that the Jaguars would release Lowery on a settlement upon his return to health, and it’s good to hear that he’s healthy again. Yes, the Jaguars are going to release Lowery from the injured reserve list on an injury settlement.
The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who stated that Lowery will be released “at some point today”. The Jaguars are going to move forward with an all-rookie safety tandem of Josh Evans and Johnathan Cyprien, with Evans starting at safety. Although Cyprien was chosen higher in the draft, Evans has looked better, but he’s also had some rookie hiccups. Still, the Jaguars are encouraged enough by the Florida Gators rookie’s play that they are willing to move on without Lowery, who was signed through the 2015 season.
Lowery had at least seven passes defended in his first four seasons, as he has a knack for making plays. He also has some good experience under his belt (including playoff experience), so teams in need of a really good third safety or even teams with a huge hole at free safety should strongly consider giving Lowery a call.