Report: Lions won’t bring back James Ihedigbo


Linebacker Stephen Tulloch isn’t the only veteran defender the Detroit Lions will need to replace before next season.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Lions are moving on from safety James Ihedigbo as well.

Unlike Tulloch, the Lions don’t need to release Ihedigbo. He will be an unrestricted free agent with the start of the new league year in March. Regardless, the Lions will need to find a replacement over the offseason.

Ihedigbo started 21 games over the last two seasons for the Lions. After a solid 2014 season that saw him have four interceptions and three forced fumbles, Iheidgbo lost his starting job to Isa Abdul-Quddus midseason.

Abdul-Quddus could be an option to take the job full-time, but he’s also set to be an unrestricted free agent.

7 responses to “Report: Lions won’t bring back James Ihedigbo

  1. As a Lions fan, not sad at all about this. On every big run against us last season I swear I saw 32 face down somewhere near the line of scrimmage. Got outplayed by Qaddus after he skipped OTA’s last year. Bye.

    Wish Tully was willing to reduce his contract to a veteran minimum though. Is keep him as a mentor and run stopper. He just lost all lateral speed.

    Sign Whitehead ASAP.

  2. The guy stunk up the field this year. He is horrible in open field tackling and is another player who is going to price himself out of the league. Cried and wined because he wanted more money last year based on his play the year before. Thank god the Lions didn’t buckle and pay him more. Bye.

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