Veteran safety James Ihedigbo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
Ihedigbo broke the news on his Twitter account: "It's Agreed upon! I'm a @DetroitLionsNFL. I'm excited for what's ahead and helping this team achieve greatness!!! #HeartOfALion #LionsNation."
Ihedigbo, 30, played the last two seasons for the Baltimore Ravens. His secondary coach was Teryl Austin who is now the Lions defensive coordinator. The Ravens let him fly because they drafted first-round safety Matt Elam in 2013.
Ihedigbo had a career-high 101 tackles along with three interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles last season.
He replaces Louis Delmas who was released by the Lions and signed by the Miami Dolphins. Ihedigbo is expected to start for the Lions along with Glover Quin.
Ihedigbo had visited the Lions two days after the start of free agency and then hired a new agent last week. The Lions hosted free agent safeties Thomas DeCoud and Chris Clemons on Friday.