New England Patriots: Team Re-Signs Veteran Safety James Ihedigbo
The 28-year-old was signed by New England last August and stepped into a prominent role due to injuries in the secondary. Ihedigbo started 12 of 16 games during the regular season—registering 69 total tackles.
From 2007 to 2010, Ihedigbo was a member of the New York Jets, where he played primarily on special teams. However, the defensive back did showcase some playmaking abilities in New York—recording five total sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
According to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, the 6'1", 215-pound UMass product reportedly underwent offseason shoulder surgery, but agreeing to terms with the Patriots should indicate that he's healthy.
Ihedigbo joins a crowded safety corps which includes Patrick Chung, Steve Gregory, Tavon Wilson, Josh Barrett, Nate Ebner, Ross Ventrone, Will Allen and Sergio Brown.
If Ihedigbo makes the 53-man roster, he could very well earn some starts at strong safety. Although, special teams prowess is his greatest asset.
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