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Report: Ravens have “maintained interest” in James Ihedigbo

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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.

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16 Responses to “Report: Ravens have “maintained interest” in James Ihedigbo”
  1. jtbsteeler says: Mar 20, 2014 5:40 PM

    Another “do nothing but get worse” offseason.

  2. revren10 says: Mar 20, 2014 5:41 PM

    Could return to the patriots since he finally has figured out how to play

  3. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 20, 2014 5:49 PM

    noooooo, he is very mediocre

  4. lenbias34pt says: Mar 20, 2014 5:55 PM

    -Hi character
    -Above average tackler
    he is a SS and so is Elam.

    Love to see him back as a 5 LB and special team ace + injury insurance.

    But currently – and rightly so – James has to be asking for above average SS starter $.
    For the Ravens that just doesn’t make sense.

    Another wise team will sign him and benefit.

  5. metrocritical says: Mar 20, 2014 6:00 PM

    For Detroit, adding a mediocre safety would still be a major upgrade to the current roster.

  6. scoobies05 says: Mar 20, 2014 6:03 PM

    awww. jb thinks we are talking about the steelers

  7. djlexluger says: Mar 20, 2014 6:08 PM

    Chris Clemons is available. I’d prefer to draft One though.

  8. kwjsb says: Mar 20, 2014 6:26 PM

    Ihedigbo has mastered the choke hold, he demonstrated on Greg Little and did such a clean job of it he wasn’t even fined…… The Raven Way

  9. jz3248 says: Mar 20, 2014 7:02 PM

    2 words HA HA

  10. SAV says: Mar 20, 2014 7:28 PM

    Ihedigbo got the shine he needed in Baltimore he knows if he goes to Detroit he will become forgotten and most likely cut in a year or two. He’d be wise to sign a deal as a backup to Elam and keep the job for 3 years.

  11. patsfan1820 says: Mar 20, 2014 7:53 PM

    Ihedigbo only did any good in Baltimore. He might as well stay there.

  12. tombstoned says: Mar 20, 2014 8:26 PM

    Guy’s not a bad SS. Would like to see him come back if the price is right. Some folks only seem to remember the botched Hail Mary tip, but he made far more good plays than bad.

  13. coltraven says: Mar 20, 2014 10:21 PM

    Ihedigbo’s a good player, but he has to be willing to play free safety to stay with the ravens. I think the ravens want elam at strong safety this year.

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 21, 2014 11:16 AM

    That laughter you hear in the background is the steelers receivers.

    All 1 of them.

  15. jtbsteeler says: Mar 21, 2014 11:16 AM

    FS, LG, C, WR, RT, RB, DE, CB, QB

    Holes up and down that roster.

  16. mrpkg says: Mar 21, 2014 11:41 AM

    Like shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.

    Still going down!

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