GREEN BAY, Wis. – Rockford native Dean Lowry will dawn a green and gold football uniform for the next three football seasons after signing a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers, the club announced Tuesday.
The former Boylan and Northwestern standout’s deal is worth more than $20.325 million, with $6 million guaranteed.
A fourth round draft pick in 2016, Lowry has only missed one game in his first three years, appearing in 47 regular-season contests with 19 starts. In three seasons, he has registered 105 tackles (69 solo), seven sacks, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
Lowry saw action in all 16 games and made eight starts in 2018, setting career highs in tackles (57), solo tackles (39), sacks (three) and passes defensed (four) while also registering the first forced fumble of his career.
He earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance vs. Tampa Bay in Week 13 in 2017. The 6-6. 296-pound defensive lineman posted four solo tackles, a sack, a QB pressure and a QB hit, and registered his first career TD after recovering a QB Jameis Winston fumble forced by DT Kenny Clark at the Green Bay 38 late in the second quarter and returning it 62 yards. The play made him just the seventh Green Bay player since 1982 to register a sack and a defensive TD in the same game.
Before signing his new deal, Lowry was set to make $2 million in 2019-20, his final year of his rookie contract.
The Packers open the 2019 portion of their season Sept. 5 at Chicago.
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