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32 James Ihedigbo SS
Height/Weight: 6-1/217 | Birthdate: 12/3/1983 | Birthplace: Northampton, MA, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Massachusetts | NFL Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 37/30
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Lions SS James Ihedigbo attending OTA


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo has reported to OTAs and will likely attend minicamp despite his stated desire for a new contract, the Detroit News is reporting.

Ihedigbo was the lone Lion to skip voluntary workouts last month. But general manager Martin Mayhew expressed understanding about his absence given the contract situation.

The 31-year-old Ihedigbo has been a starter in the NFL since 2009. He racked up 59 tackles and a career-high four interceptions in his first season with Detroit in 2014.


Lions GM Mayhew OK with James Ihedigbo skipping workouts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Safety James Ihedigbo was the lone absence from voluntary workouts this week for the Lions. But general manager Martin Mayhew understands. After all, Ihedigbo's agent has stated that he would not work without a new contract.

"I look forward to talking with James," Mayhew told ESPN. "I understand what he's going through. I've been through that myself as a player, when I felt that a time in my career that I was underpaid and I had to deal with that.

"So I have empathy for him. I understand what he's going through and I look forward to sitting down and talking with him. I have great respect for him as a player, as a man. I've gotten to know him a little bit away from football and I understand how he feels."

Mayhew declined to discuss whether the Liins will rework Ihedigbo's contract.

The 31-year-old Ihedigbo contributed 71 tackles and two sacks with a career-high four interceptions in 2014 despite missing three games at the start of the year with a nerve injury. He earned Pro Bowl alternate status.


SS James Ihedigbo only absence at Lions workouts


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Safety James Ihedigbo, who is in the middle of a contract dispute, was not present as the Lions began their voluntary workout program Monday, per the Detroit News

Ihedigbo, who's in the final year of a two-year deal, is set to make $1.625 million this season, $1.1 million in base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus. He has a cap number of $1.975 million for 2015. He would like a new deal and has said he will not report until he gets a new one. 

A seven-year veteran, Ihedigbo played and started in 13 games for the Lions in 2014, recording four interceptions and 66 tackles.


Lions S James Ihedigbo to skip voluntary offseason workouts


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/7/2015) Safety James Ihedigbo will skip the Lions' voluntary offseason workouts later this month unless he gets a new contract, reports ESPN.

Ihedigbo, who's in the final year of a two-year deal, is set to make $1.625 million this season, $1.1 million in base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus. He has a cap number of $1.975 million for 2015.

A seven-year veteran, Ihedigbo played and started in 13 games for the Lions in 2014, recording four interceptions and 66 tackles.


Lions will have Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh for Week 15


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) The Lions will have wideout Calvin Johnson and defesive tackle Ndamukong Suh for Week 15.

Both players entered the game considered probable, and were always expected to play. Johnson is listed with an ankle injury. Suh is dealing with an illness. 

The team will also have Josh Bynes, James Ihedigbo, Darius Slay and LaAdrian Waddle. All four players were considered probable for the contest. 


Lions unveil final injury report for Week 15


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's clash against the Vikings, according to the team's final injury report released on Friday. Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) and linebacker Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, linebacker Josh Bynes (illness), safety James Ihedigbo (illness), defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (illness), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), cornerback Darius Slay (shoulder) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) were ruled probable for Week 15.


Reggie Bush is listed as questionable again on Lions' injury report


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.

Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.

Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.


Lions S James Ihedigbo returns from shoulder injury


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/16/2014) Lions safety James Ihedigbo left the game at Arizona in the third quarter with a shoulder injury, but was able to return.

TEs Eric Ebron, Joseph Fauria among Lions cleared for action


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(11/16/2014) Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are active for Sunday's game at Arizona after being listed as probable. Ebron returns after missing three straight games and will start in place of Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Fauria is back after missing six straight games.

Also suiting up are safety James Ihedigbo (back), center Don Muhlbach (ankle), right tacle LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and defensive end Devin Taylor (knee).


Lions enter Week 11 clash vs. Arizona relatively healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Outside of three players, the Lions enter Week 11 against Arizona relatively healthy. The team ruled out Nick Fairley (knee) and Larry Warford (knee) for Sunday. Reggie Bush (ankle) missed practice all week and was labeled questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players practiced in full Friday and were deemed probable: Eric Ebron (hamstring), Joseph Fauria (ankle), James Ihedigbo (back), Calvin Johnson (ankle), Don Muhlbach (ankle), Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Devin Taylor (knee) and LaAdrian Waddle (knee).


Lions SS Ihedigbo red-lighted Thursday with back ailment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) A back issue had Lions starting strong safety James Ihedigbo sidelined from practice Thursday.

Ihedigbo, who missed the first three games of the season with a pinched nerve in his neck, has started every game since. There has been no indication yet that his latest absence will result in him missing the Week 11 game against Miami.


Eight Lions ruled active for Week 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).

Lions release extensive injury report Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The questionable tag for premier wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) highlights a lengthy injury report issued Friday by the Lions.

Those ruled out are tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle). Safety Don Carey (hamstring) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf) are doubtful.

Fullback Montell Owens (hamstring) is the lone questionable. The probables are defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and George Johnson (groin), running backs Joique Bell (knee) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (biceps) and safety James Ihedigbo (neck).


Lions inactives Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Lions have listed QB Kellen Moore, CB Cassius Vaughn, S James Ihedigbo, FB Montell Owens, LB Travis Lewis, T LaAdrian Waddle and WR Ryan Broyles as inactive Week 3 against the Packers. 

Lewis and Vaughn had already been ruled out prior to gametime. Ihedigbo and Owens entered the game considered doubtful. 


Lions list seven from defense on injury report


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 


James Ihedigbo can't go Sunday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Lions defensive back James Ihedigbo is inactive for Week 2 at Carolina. He was limited in practice all week by a neck injury and was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report.

Ihedigbo was also inactive for Week 1 against the Giants.


Two Lions ruled out, one doubtful for Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Lions have already ruled out two players for Week 2.

Safety Don Carey and offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle will not play Week 2 against the Panthers. Safety James Ihedigbo is doubtful due to a neck issue. He was limited in practice all week. 


Seven Lions ruled inactive for Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Lions unveiled their inactives for Week 1 against the Giants. The following players were ruled inactive for the game: Kevin Ogletree, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Cornelius Lucas, Larry Webster, James Ihedigbo and Don Carey.

James Ihedigbo doubtful for season opener


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) The Lions have declared safety James Ihedigbo doubtful for the Monday night game against the Giants. He has been dealing with neck and knee ailments that had previously listed him as questionable.

Report: James Ihedigbo, not Don Carey, a go for Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) James Ihedigbo participated in his second straight practice Saturday for the Lions while fellow safety Don Carey sat out, per the Detroit Free Press, which is claiming the former is looking good for the Monday night game against the Giants while the latter is not.

Ihedigbo has been limited with knee and neck issues. Carey is dealing with a hamstring injury.


Lions sit out several starters for preseason finale


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.

Lions list four inactives for third preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) According to ESPN, the following players are not expected to dress for the Lions Friday night against the Jaguars: Safety James Ihedigbo (rest), safety DeJon Gomes (neck), wide receiver T.J. Jones (arm), and linebacker Kyle Van Noy (abdominal). 

James Ihedigbo signs two-year deal with Lions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Lions signed strong safety James Ihedigbo to a two-year contract on Monday, according to the his Twitter handle. 

Ihedigbo will be re-united with defensive coordinator Terry Austin. He is expected to replace Louis Delmas. Ihedigbo, 30, registered a career-high 101 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.  


Lions waiting to hear from James Ihedigbo


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/24/2014) The Lions are waiting to hear whether free agent safety James Ihedigbo will accept their contract offer, reports the Detroit Free Press. Ihedigbo made a career-high 101 tackles for the Ravens last season, his second as a starter.

Ravens unlikely to make legit bid on James Ihedigbo


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/10/2014) Ravens strong safety James Ihedigbo, an impending free agent, is coming off a breakout season but is unlikely to get a significant bid from Baltimore, reports the Baltimore Sun. That's because the Ravens plan to move Matt Elam from free safety to strong safety.

Ihedigbo, 30, set career highs with 100 tackles, 11 passes defensed, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries last year. The paper says Ihedigbo is already creating a buzz one month before free agency.