Free agent S James Ihedigbo tells Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle that he’s hoping to play for a contender in 2016 and has spoken to a few teams.
“I want to play for a contender, a team that’s not rebuilding and is ready to win now,” Ihedigbo said. “With my skill set and being in multiple Super Bowls and AFC championships and big-time playoff games and knowing what it takes to win, I want to go to a team that can compete.
“I’ve had a lot of conversations with teams. When the time is right, I want to sign with the right team in the right situation. They know I have a lot of energy and a lot of ball left in me.”
Ihedigbo added that he would “love” to play for his the Texans, who are his hometown team.
“I would love to play for the Houston Texans,” Ihedigbo said. “I think it’s a great fit. It could be a great fit for both of us. I could definitely add to an already stout defense.”
Ihedigbo, 32, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent back in 2007. He spent four years in New York before catching on with the Patriots and later with the Ravens.
Ihedigbo signed a two-year contract with the Lions back in March of 2014, but Detroit made it clear that they weren’t interested in bringing him back.
In 2015, Ihedigbo appeared in 15 games and recorded 63 tackles, one sack, an interception, three forced fumbles, and two pass defenses for the Lions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 64 safety out of 88 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.