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James Ihedigbo tweets he’s joining Detroit Lions

James Ihedigbo, Alshon Jeffery AP

It seemed all but a formality that safety James Ihedigbo would end up with the Detroit Lions after visiting the team earlier this month.

The deal now is apparently done.

Ihedigbo tweeted that he has agreed to a contract with the Lions. Per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, it’s a two-year deal for Ihedigbo.

The move will reunited Ihedigbo with Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who served as Ihedigbo’s position coach with the Ravens the past two seasons.

Ihedigbo started all 16 games for the Ravens last season and put together his best season as a pro. Ihedigbo racked up 101 tackles with three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

The signing of Ihedigbo gives the Lions a proven veteran option in the back-end of their defense that is already familiar with Austin and the defense he’ll run in Detroit.

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26 Responses to “James Ihedigbo tweets he’s joining Detroit Lions”
  1. barsfordays says: Mar 24, 2014 10:56 PM

    Isnt this guy the scrub who jumped out of nowhere and gave AJ Green a free touchdown? This dude blows

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 24, 2014 11:00 PM

    Another safety for Cordarrelle Patterson to burn for two TDs a game.

  3. thevikesarebest says: Mar 24, 2014 11:03 PM

    He wants to end his career with a franchise whose culture revolves around losing.watch the vikings win the NFC north this year,something you couldn’t do when it was handed to you.SKOL

  4. detlions80 says: Mar 24, 2014 11:06 PM

    Good signing. Welcome to the D James!

  5. hehateme1 says: Mar 24, 2014 11:06 PM

    Why didn’t they at least go after Ryan Clark? Great, a backup safety.

  6. youplayinfoosball says: Mar 24, 2014 11:10 PM

    Good player, better person. He will bring some class to the Lions along with Caldwell

  7. dontcensormebro says: Mar 24, 2014 11:42 PM

    He should also tweet: Goodbye, Super Bowl! Now that I’m a Lion, I won’t be visiting you anytime soon!

  8. chicagosports2014 says: Mar 24, 2014 11:48 PM

    WELCOME TO DETROIT LIL BROTHER!

  9. dickjagger says: Mar 25, 2014 12:02 AM

    Solid player who had to follow in Ed Reed’s footsteps. Good luck in Detroit, Digs!

  10. staffordsyear says: Mar 25, 2014 12:10 AM

    No idea how to pronounce that name but I know he’s a decent player.

    Good news!

  11. iowan4motorcityroar says: Mar 25, 2014 12:33 AM

    Now just get Gilbert to play opposite of Slay and Detroit has its first complete secondary in years!

  12. garrison1981 says: Mar 25, 2014 12:38 AM

    Very good signing . Great fit!

  13. lionsfan4life2222 says: Mar 25, 2014 2:45 AM

    I like it, great signing!

  14. dtownsportslions says: Mar 25, 2014 2:53 AM

    Welcome to jungle James!

  15. ivanpavlov0000 says: Mar 25, 2014 4:56 AM

    This is a good addition, but the Lions still need a stronger backfield.

    This kinda lets the Lions draft the best available player, with the #10 pick. Plenty of holes to fill, but no one spot that’s a giant problem.

  16. slayisland says: Mar 25, 2014 6:11 AM

    Great move by Detroit! Cant wait to see what happens in the draft

  17. bmore44 says: Mar 25, 2014 6:47 AM

    He stepped up last year. Hard hitter too.

  18. getyourownname says: Mar 25, 2014 7:21 AM

    Solid player and great team guy. Ravens liked him a lot. Good luck to him in Motown.

  19. till3r says: Mar 25, 2014 7:21 AM

    Not sure about this. They said he has limited ball skills but very good Agianst the run. The Lions have been good Agianst the run but
    Awful against the pass. Why not get a Coverage safety?

  20. juke1220 says: Mar 25, 2014 8:24 AM

    Sweet

  21. metrocritical says: Mar 25, 2014 8:33 AM

    Given the Lions’ salary cap restraints, this signing caps a reasonably acceptable pre-draft free agency season. They probably overpaid for Pettigrew and could’ve re-allocated some of the spending to address glaring holes at corner and depth issues at DE but at least, on paper, they are a little bit better than 2013. With 8 draft picks and a new coaching staff that might be a bit smarter and less smug, the team might actually be in legit playoff contention for the entire season and not just the first 8 weeks, like years past.

  22. footballfather says: Mar 25, 2014 8:34 AM

    Good addition for Detroit, but they should probably still draft a Safety.

  23. 90lions81 says: Mar 25, 2014 8:48 AM

    Okay signing, I’d rather have Delmas back. Interested to see what the numbers are.

  24. thetruthcampaign says: Mar 25, 2014 8:49 AM

    Wife said yes, it seems.

  25. skolisstupid says: Mar 25, 2014 10:08 AM

    He should be a Viking. Best team ever. Skol!!! And ice fishing.

  26. tombstoned says: Mar 25, 2014 7:26 PM

    Good player! Better than any of the other garbage on that team. Would like to have had him back as a Raven. Glad we could unload Caldwell on them however, cuz that guy is clueless.

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