Falcons Add S Lowery, CB Wilson

The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have signed safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Lowery, 5-11, 212 pounds, was originally selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 3, 2011. Lowery has played in 68 career games, including 41 starts while totaling 217 tackles (154 solo) with 10 interceptions, three sacks, and 45 passes defensed. In 2013, he started three games and posted six tackles (four solo) with one fumble recovery before being placed on injured reserve and later released.

Wilson, 5-9, 188 pounds, was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (55th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has played in 102 career games with 81 starts while totaling 399 tackles (234 solo), 14 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries, nine forced fumbles, five sacks, and 71 passes defensed. Last season, Wilson started all 16 games and posted a career-high 93 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception, and seven passes defensed.

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