As training camps throughout the NFL open this week, veterans for whom free agency madness didn’t materialize are keeping a close eye out for opportunities. One such veteran is James Ihedigbo, a 32 year old safety who played for the Lions last year. Aaron Wilson had a lengthy chat with the free agent defensive back that you can read in its entirety here.
Ihedigbo, who apparently lost his starting gig in Detroit halfway through 2015, naturally insists that he’s got plenty left in the tank to contribute to a contender. Do you think he’s a guy your Houston Texans should be interested in adding (assuming the financial terms could be worked out)? Houston’s depth chart on the back end of the secondary is certainly not set in stone with consistently proven performers. For his part, Ihedigbo, who is from Houston and trains here during the offseason, had this to say about the prospect of joining the Texans:
"Of course, it would definitely be ideal," Ihedigbo said. "I would love to play for the Houston Texans. I've stressed that several times. I think it would be a great fit with the linebackers and defensive line and corners. I could be a positive addition to that team from a leadership standpoint. I want to play for a contender. The Texans are on the verge of doing big things along with a few other teams. I could definitely add to an already stout defense."
What do you say, BRB? Is James Ihedigbo someone the Texans should be considering? Or do you believe there are better, younger, and/or cheaper options already on the roster or potentially waiting in the wings as other teams make their cuts during training camp?