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10 Things to Watch: How Will Dwight Lowery Handle the Challenge?

We'll reveal our top 10 things to watch for at training camp each day leading up to the first practice on July 30.

How Will Dwight Lowery Handle the Challenge?

For the first time in 10 years, Eric Weddle won't be patrolling the secondary when the Chargers open the 2016 season.  Hours after the official start of free agency, the Bolts inked the steady Dwight Lowery to a three year contract.  When he met with the media, the eight-year veteran explained he wanted to make his own mark while paying respects to one of the greatest safeties in franchise history.

"I know there are a lot of things being said about the safety position," he acknowledged.  "It's going to be a challenge to replace the legend that is Eric Weddle (with) what he's done and established here.  But I'm ready for the challenge.  I appreciate the challenge. I feel like challenges bring out the best in all of us, and that's what I'm coming here for."

Lowery had a seamless transition to San Diego as he seamlessly fit in with the rest of the secondary throughout the offseason program. Similar to Weddle over his tenure with the Chargers, Lowery saw action all over the defense, lining up deep as well as close to the line of scrimmage.  He explained that he enjoys the numerous responsibilities the team has placed on him in his various roles.

Once training camp begins, it is only natural that fans will keep tabs on the new safety roaming the secondary.  How he fits in should not only give a glimpse into how the team plans to use him, but also how quickly he's grown into his role of helping get the defense on the same page before the snap.  

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