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. 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 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 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.
|P2||8/17/17||@ PHI||7:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ BAL||7:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|9||11/2/17||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
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|2008||New York Jets||8||8||3.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||15||19||12.0||7||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||14||22||21.0||1||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||16||69||46.0||23||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2009||New York Jets||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|