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Ihedigbo expected to sign with Lions

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James Ihedigbo apparently will be making more than a visit to Detroit.

Per a league source, Ihedigbo is expected to sign with the Lions.

The move would reunite Ihedigbo, most recently a Raven, with former Ravens defensive backs coach Teryl Austin.  Lions coach Jim Caldwell hired Ihedigbo to coordinate the defense.

A player with six years experience, Ihedigbo also has played for the Patriots and the Jets.  In 2013, he started all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career.

Before free agency began, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explained on PFT Live that he expects the Lions to target a receiver and safety in free agency.  With Golden Tate signed and Ihedigbo apparently next, mission accomplished.

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12 Responses to “Ihedigbo expected to sign with Lions”
  1. slayisland says: Mar 13, 2014 10:05 AM

    Nice signing

  2. ninetysixer says: Mar 13, 2014 10:07 AM

    great player, good pickup by the Lions

  3. ratbirdking says: Mar 13, 2014 10:08 AM

    that’s no good. he’ll be missed.

  4. wehavebush says: Mar 13, 2014 10:10 AM

    Now draft a cornerback in the first round!!!

  5. trumb1mj says: Mar 13, 2014 10:15 AM

    Good value signing. Now they need to add a safety in the draft to learn under the 2 vets back there.

  6. haterade999 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:29 AM

    James played well last year. He’s a solid pickup and a hard working player.

  7. meepein says: Mar 13, 2014 10:43 AM

    Just what the Lions needed, another Personal Foul machine! Hey, I hear Brandon Merriweather might be available…

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 13, 2014 10:48 AM

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell hired Ihedigbo to coordinate the defense? That sounds like they are trying to circumvent the salary cap unless he has a job on the sidelines!

  9. annapterp says: Mar 13, 2014 11:06 AM

    Solid player.

  10. zingo1978 says: Mar 13, 2014 11:44 AM

    Now draft Anthony Barr

  11. ravensnation21 says: Mar 13, 2014 12:42 PM

    Ihedigbo is a smart player and plays tenacious. Not a personal foul machine. Gonna miss him but that’s why we drafted Elam for SS. Now we need a FS somewhere

  12. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 13, 2014 12:57 PM

    He’ll struggle in practice at first, as he’s not used to seeing a QB throw the ball with velocity and normal trajectory.

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