Dean Lowry, Vikings agree to terms; Packers tenure ends after 7 seasons

Dean Lowry in 2016 (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a contract with former Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry on Friday, bringing in a replacement for the departed Dalvin Tomlinson.

Lowry was a free agent who played the last seven years with the Packers. He started 80 of 111 games with 27 tackles for loss and 15 1/2 sacks and played multiple seasons there with current Vikings assistants Mike Smith and Mike Pettine on staff.

Lowry is the latest in a long line of players to go directly from Green Bay to rival Minnesota, following outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith and cornerback Chandon Sullivan last year. Sullivan became a free agent. Smith remains under contract.

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Tomlinson was a free agent who signed with Cleveland.

The Vikings also re-signed backup offensive lineman Austin Schlottman for depth behind center Garrett Bradbury and the guard spots.