The Jacksonville Jaguars placed safety Dwight Lowery and Luke Joeckel on the injured reserve on Tuesday, ending the 2013 season for both players.
While the move to place Joeckel on IR was an expected one after the rookie offensive tackle suffered a high ankle fracture on Sunday, Lowery's placement is a little more surprising. The veteran safety received a concussion against the Seattle Seahawks when he was hit by receiver Golden Tate, who was later fined $21,000 by the NFL.
Lowery, 27, is likely through with the Jaguars after three consecutive seasons that ended with the safety on injured reserve. Set to turn 28 in January, the Jaguars will likely be content to move on with Johnathan Cyprien and Josh Evans as the starters at safety and rid themselves of Lowery's contract that is due to count $3.875 million against the cap in 2014 and $4.075 million in 2015, whether via trade or release.
Acquired via trade from the New York Jets in September 2011, Lowery has made 23 career starts in three season with the Jaguars, accumulating one sack, three interceptions and 58 tackles.