The Houston Texans have made several changes this offseason to their personnel, could safety James Ihedigbo be the next addition?
With training camp for veterans starting one week from Saturday, the Houston Texans more than likely are content with the players they have currently under contract. That doesn’t mean that feeling won’t change and if it does one player who wouldn’t mind joining the Texans is veteran safety James Ihedigbo.
The 32-year old Ihedigbo was undrafted out of Massachusetts in 2007 and has played for the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and most recently the Detroit Lions.
Listed as a strong safety, Ihedigbo has been a regular starter for much of his career and has 378 career tackles with nine sacks and eight interceptions. Last season for the Lions, the veteran had 63 tackles and one pick.
He was a part of the 2012 Baltimore team that won Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers in what was called the Harbaugh Bowl as Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was able to get a victory over the Niners and their head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Ihedigbo now makes his home in Houston and would love to play for the Texans according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
"“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.”"
While Ihedigbo is a solid safety with plenty of starting experience he really doesn’t offer an upgrade over Demps and would have a hard time beating out youngsters like Dillon or even 2015 undrafted rookie Kurtis Drummond due to their youth and potential upside.