When safety James Ihedigbo visited the Lions last week, all indications were that he would land a deal to join a defense coordinated by former Ravens defensive backs coach Teryl Austin.
Ihedigbo left town without a deal, however, and hasn’t taken any more visits since his trip to Detroit. Some of that may be due to the fact that Ihedigbo is between agents and awaiting the birth of his first child, but his continued availability means that the door may still be open for him to return to the Ravens.
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens have “maintained interest” in Ihedigbo throughout free agency as they figure out the best way to approach a “fluid situation” at safety. Ihedigbo started every game for Baltimore last season, recording 101 tackles and three interceptions while paired with rookie Matt Elam.
That arrangement had Elam at free safety, which isn’t his natural position, and the team was expected to remedy that by finding a free safety to pair with Elam in 2014. No such safety has materialized at this point, though.