Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) reacts after the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Detroit Lions defeat the Chicago Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
This is a little different. Ihedigbo has more than prove that he belongs in the NFL during his career. However at 31 years old, Ihedigbo made a decision that a player that is 26 years old would make, and it’s likely hurt his career.
While Digs did have a great season in 2014 and was unquestionably a leader on defense, He has put himself in the position where he must prove he is worth the extra money and possibly more years on his contract. The Lions can afford to pay Ihedgibo a little extra, but did a player that missed 3 games with an injury and was sat twice for poor play, really do what was needed to warrant a pay raise?
It appears Ihedigbo has come to his senses as he deccided to end his hold out and show up to OTA’s on Tuesday. With Quddus on his heels, now its time for Ihedigbo to prove he deserves the extra money and that he has no desire to look for a job next offseason.
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