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Safety James Ihedigbo Signs With Lions, Tweets His Excitement

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a pass under pressure from strong safety James Ihedigbo #32 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a pass under pressure from strong safety James Ihedigbo #32 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

CBS DETROIT – More than a week after visiting the Detroit Lions headquarters in Allen Park, free agent safety James Ihedigbo has signed with the team, and by the looks of his Twitter feed, he cannot wait to start.

Ihedigbo replaced his Twitter photo with a lion, and since breaking the news Monday night, Ihedigbo has retweeted a dozen or so encouraging messages he has received from Lions fans and responded to others.

The safety has played in 48 straight regular season games, a solid sign in terms of his health. In 2013, he had the best year of his career in terms of statistics, with 101 tackles, two forced fumbles and fumble recoveries, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions.

Detroit had needed a starting safety after releasing Louis Delmas earlier this offseason. Ihedigbo is expected to start alongside Glover Quin.

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