Bills sign safety Ihedigbo

November 15, 2016

The Bills have struggled in the secondary this season and used the bye week to evaluate players in that position group.

Rex Ryan told the media on Monday that there is going to be some competition for starting spots in the lineup this week. Perhaps the most notable competition is at cornerback, where Corey White split first-team reps with Ronald Darby at practice on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Bills made a move at safety with the signing of free agent safety James Ihedigbo. The signing was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Ihedigbo, 32, is a nine-year veteran of the National Football League. Ihedigbo started his career as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets and has spent time with the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, and Detroit Lions.

Ihedigbo is familiar with Ryan, who was coach of the Jets for two seasons during his tenure in New York.

To make room for the veteran safety, safety Duke Williams has been let go by the Bills.