Ihedigbo plans to retire from football, per his personal instagram account. A standout on special teams early in his career, Ihedigbo eventually proved to be a capable starter at strong safety. The 34-year-old had 394 tackles, eight interceptions, nine forced fumbles and nine sacks in nine seasons, with most of the production coming in a three-year stretch from 2013 to 2015 as a member of the Ravens and Lions.
Ihedigbo (leg/suspension) wants to play in 2017 after appearing in just four contests in 2016, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports. Ihedigbo's 2016 season ended after he fractured his fibula late in the year while playing for the Bills. Though he claims his leg has "100 percent healed," he will still have to sit out four games due to a suspension. The age-33 safety last saw significant playing time in 2015, when he played in 15 games for Detroit and recorded 63 tackles and an interception. The veteran believes he still has gas in the tank, but he may need to wait until a team faces injuries to the safety position before he gets signed.
Ihedigbo was placed on injured reserve in 2016 due to a fractured leg and not an ankle injury, The Buffalo News reports. Ihedigbo suffered what was thought to be an ankle injury in Week 14 against the Steelers. However, it turned out to be much worse than that even though the veteran safety was able to finish out that week's game. It isn't clear how long his recovery will extend into the offseason, but as an unrestricted free agent, he'll need to prove his health in order to land another contract.
Ihedigbo was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with an ankle injury, BuffaloBills.com reports. That makes three strong safeties on the IR list for the Bills, as they're now expected to make do with a combo of Jonathan Meeks and Corey White.
Ihedigbo sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, BuffaloBills.com reports. Ihedigbo did have six tackles before departing, though that's partly because everyone in the secondary was far too familiar with Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell as the game wore on. If Ihedigbo can't go this week against the Browns, the Bills will likely split his usual workload between Jonathan Meeks and Corey White.