Free agent safety James Ihedigbo, who started for the Baltimore Ravens last season, is expected to sign with the Lions per ProFootballTalk.com.
Ihedigbo played for the Ravens under TerylAustin who was the secondary coach. Austin is now the defensive coordinator for the Lions.
The Lions are in need of a starting safety to play alongside Glover Quin.
In 2013 Ihedigbo, 30, had 100 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as the starting strong safety.
The Ravens drafted Matt Elam in the first round in 2013 who is expected to start now in place of Ihedigbo.
Ihedigbo, who is coming off a one-year $780,000 contract, has played on three consecutive one-year deals.