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James Ihedigbo | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 214
College: Massachusetts
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Free agent S James Ihedigbo announced his retirement.
Now 34 years old, Ihedigbo spent all of 2017 out of football. Ihedigbo played nine years in the league, spending time with the Jets, Patriots, Ravens, Lions, and Bills. Ihedigbo began his career as one of the NFL's best special teams players and went on to develop into a 55-game starter at safety. Mar 19 - 5:52 PM

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NFL suspended free agent S James Ihedigbo four games.

The 33-year-old closed out 2016 with the Bills, making three starts down the stretch. The journeyman is going to have trouble earning a flier before Week 5, when his suspension is up.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 02:11:00 PM

Free agent James Ihedigbo wants to re-sign with the Bills.

Ihedigbo started 3-of-4 games after signing with Buffalo in Week 11. He finished the year on IR with an ankle injury but should be fine for OTAs. Ihedigbo won't be counted on as more than veteran depth.
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 06:35:00 PM

Bills placed S James Ihedigbo on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

A journeyman veteran, Ihedigbo made three starts as a Bill. Ihedigbo turned 33 earlier this month.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Bills SS James Ihedigbo is expected to start Week 12.

Ihedigbo started in his first game with Buffalo last week, but didn't have a full-time role. With Robert Blanton (foot) sidelined, he should see closer to every-down snaps for Sunday's game with Jacksonville.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Bills SS James Ihedigbo will be active for Week 11 against the Bengals.

Ihedigbo is expected to play despite signing this week. He’ll add depth behind Corey Graham and Robert Blanton.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Bills signed S James Ihedigbo.

Ihedigbo had a workout with Miami last month but didn't end up signing. The Bills needed some safety help with Aaron Williams (neck) out for the season. Ihedigbo will give Buffalo some depth behind starters Corey Graham and Robert Blanton.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Free agent S James Ihedigbo worked out for the Dolphins on Tuesday.

Ihedigbo has been almost completely off the radar since the Lions passed on re-signing him, but the Dolphins could use a veteran body with Reshad Jones done for the season. The Dolphins also worked out Major Wright and Sergio Brown.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 01:41:00 PM

Free agent S James Ihedigbo wants to play for the Texans.

A Houston resident, Ihedigbo hasn't had any known visits since his Lions release. He has no plans to retire despite his lack of interest. The Texans haven't been linked to Ihedigbo, but could use safety depth.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Free agent S James Ihedigbo isn't planning to retire.

Now 32, Ihedigbo has yet to make a visit since being released by the Lions in February. Ihedigbo started just eight games last season, and was mediocre over 604 snaps.
Thu, May 19, 2016 05:01:00 PM

The Lions aren't expected to re-sign free agent SS James Ihedigbo.

Ihedigbo had a breakout 2014, but won’t be back after losing his starting job. He'll have to settle for the veteran minimum wherever he lands.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 09:05:00 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he wants holdout SS James Ihedigbo to return to the team "pronto."

A top-15 safety by PFF last season, Ihedigbo is due just $1.1 million in the final year of his contract. At 31 years old, Ihedigbo does not have many years left to cash in. This holdout could last well into the summer.
Sat, May 9, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew plans to meet with SS James Ihedigbo.

Ihedigbo is skipping offseason workouts in search of a new deal. He’s due just $1.1M in the final year of his contract. A top-15 safety by PFF last season, Ihedigbo's holdout could extend into June's minicamp.
Source: MLive.com
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 06:54:00 PM

Lions SS James Ihedigbo is holding out of OTAs as he seeks a new contract.

Per Ihedigbo's agent, he "does not plan to report to any Lions offseason activities until he and the team come to terms on a new contract." Now 31, Ihedigbo is headed into the second season of a two-year, $3.15 million deal. Already paid a $500,000 roster bonus, Ihedigbo is due just $1.1 million after grading out as PFF's No. 14 safety in 2014. Ihedigbo has a case for a raise, but his holdout is unlikely to concern the Lions until it extends to June's mandatory minicamp.
Source: WXYZ.com
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Lions S James Ihedigbo (back) is listed as probable for Week 11 after practicing on Friday.

Ihedigbo was not able to practice Thursday after waking up with a sore back. He felt better on Friday, and said after practice, "I'll be playing." Ihedigbo has been a force for the Lions' top-rated defense, notching 36 tackles, two sacks and an interception in six games this season.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 09:16:00 AM

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