The Green Bay Packers have a busy off-season ahead of them. The biggest storyline will be what happens with Aaron Rodgers and when he will be traded. However, there have been a few other storylines that will undoubtedly impact the 2023 Packers. One of those, albeit a depth piece, was a former starting defensive lineman flipping to an NFC North Rival. Dean Lowry has signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
Green Bay Packers Fans React To Dean Lowry Signing With The Minnesota Vikings
According to Tom Pelissero with the NFL Network, the Vikings are inking defensive lineman Dean Lowry to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million. The Packers will now lose a second piece of their pass rush from 2022. They parted ways with Jarran Reed, who will be with the Seattle Seahawks next fall. Lowry is a former fourth-round pick by the Packers in 2016. He’s been with the team since they drafted him. Lowry will leave Green Bay after recording 252 total tackles and 15.5 sacks.
When Green Bay Packers fans heard about this signing, they went off on social media:
Vikings & Bears still chasing after our scraps
— RC Giese (@RyanClarence) March 17, 2023
Damn he really wants to never win a chip huh
— Master baiter (@Masterb11327644) March 17, 2023
Of course he does. Minnesota always scooping up our scraps.
— Joey Lett (@JoeyLett) March 18, 2023
Thirsty is as thirsty does
— JB (@bonack42) March 18, 2023
Thank god he is gone 🙏
— fire joe barry (@_firejoebarry) March 17, 2023
At one point in 2021, it looked like Lowry was having a career resurgence when went on a hot streak in October that included four quarterback hits, three sacks and two tackles for a loss. Unfortunately, a disappointing 2022 season for the Packers’ defensive line led to one of the worst run defenses in the league last year.
At the moment, the defensive linemen for the Packers who have playing experience under defensive coordinator Joe Barry are starting nose tackle Kenny Clark, 2022 first-round pick Devonte Wyatt and 2021 fifth-round pick T.J. Slaton. Slaton has mostly been used as Clark’s backup but has seen some reps at 3-4 defensive end. Wyatt was Lowry’s injury replacement once Lowry was placed on injured reserve last season.
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