“It’s the nature of the business,” Lions safety James Ihedigbo said of his recent holdout. “It’s never anything personal.”
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said earlier this offseason that he wanted Ihedigbo in attendance “pronto.”
Ihedigbo, a starter last year and a Pro Bowl alternate, will make a base salary of $1.1 million.
“He’s got to make a decision for him and his family,” safety Glover Quin said. “It is what it is.”
Every member of the Detroit Lions save one turned up for the first day of offseason workouts at Allen Park, the Lions announced Monday.
While James Ihedigbo had a surprisingly solid season in 2014, and safety play was a key for the Lions’ surprisingly good defense, he also faltered down the stretch.
James Ihedigbo’s agent says the Detroit defensive back would like a new contract with the Lions and is prepared to skip voluntary offseason activities if he can’t get a deal done.
In the middle of the second quarter Sunday, the Detroit Lions desperately needed a spark.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has shut down all playoff talk, but the team knows what is at stake.
Brady Hoke hasn’t had fun this season: “It’s been an enjoyable year… No not really.