ALLEN PARK >> Free agent safety James Ihedigbo left the Detroit Lions facility today (Thursday) without signing a contract, but told reporters he expects to sign soon.
Ihedigbo played for the Baltimore Ravens last season 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. Ihedigbo is considered one of the top free agent safeties available along with Chris Clemons (Dolphins).
In 2013 Ihedigbo, 30, had 100 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as the starting strong safety.