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Bills FA safety hopes he can give fans playoffs

Posted by Chris Brown on February 8, 2017 – 9:58 am

Veteran free agent S James Ihedigbo only played four games and spent a month and a half with the Bills in Buffalo, but he was so taken by the fans and the city, he hopes to re-sign with the club this offseason.

“The one thing I really liked and my wife will say the same, the people in Buffalo. We played for the Jets and were around the people in New York. New Yorkers are New Yorkers, you love them all, but Buffalo the people are so genuinely nice and arms wide open for us and they really accepted us into the community,” he said. “I definitely look forward to that aspect of it.

“Buffalo has the best fans. To even see when we were leaving the stadium on the last day cleaning out our lockers and there are 50 fans standing out by the gate cheering us on, those are the type of fans you want to play for on Sunday. They deserve to see a winning program and a winning team and I look forward to hopefully help give them that.”


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Ihedigbo big on fitness, not letting age define him

Posted by Chris Brown on February 8, 2017 – 8:53 am

Veteran S James Ihedigbo is going to be 34-years old next December, but don’t tell him he’s not an asset for an NFL team in 2017. The free agent to be appeared on the John Murphy Show and Ihedigbo isn’t big on what his age might be.

“People sometimes look and say, ‘Oh he’s 30-plus. He can’t play.’ But this game judges you by your performance and how you do on the field,” Ihedigbo said. “That’s something that time in and time out I’ve been able to play and perform at a high level. Ultimately that’s what matters in this league. Age is just a number. Look at ‘Zo, 33 going on 34 and was at the top of the league in sacks. It’s all about having the opportunity to go out there and showcase your talent and being ready for that opportunity, which I know I will be.”

Ihedigbo had 15 tackles and a pass breakup in four games for the Bills last season. A broken tibia ended his season prematurely in Week 15. Known as a workout warrior and strict with his diet, Ihedigbo credited his strict regimen for keeping him ready to perform when he signed in mid-November last season with the Bills.

 


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Ihedigbo added to injury report

Posted by Chris Brown on December 12, 2016 – 5:56 pm

The Bills safety position has been hard hit by injury and another one came out of Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh.

James Ihedigbo sustained an ankle injury. He’ll be on the injury report this week. There was no update on his availability for practice this week. More will be known on Wednesday.

If he can’t go at safety it’s likely that Jonathan Meeks and Corey White will split time at safety this weekend alongside Corey Graham.

There was also no update on Kyle Williams availability after he missed Sunday’s game with back spasms. LB Lerentee McCray is still in concussion protocol.


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Playtime for Harvin, Henderson, Ihedigbo etc.

Posted by Chris Brown on November 21, 2016 – 10:12 am

Here’s a look at the playtime percentages for some of the players who saw increased action Sunday at Cincinnati.

Percy Harvin saw his playing time increase. He had 46 snaps good for 71 percent of the offensive workload. Would he have seen that much time had Robert Woods not suffered a knee injury? Hard to say. We thought going in he’d get between 35-40 snaps, so this figure wasn’t all that different.

Seantrel Henderson pretty much split the work down the middle with Jordan Mills. Henderson go 34 snaps (52%) and Mills had 35 (54%).

On defense James Ihedigbo got 18 snaps good for 25 percent of the defensive plays. Robert Blanton still saw most of the work at safety opposite Corey Graham as he got 48 snaps for 66 percent of the workload. But he left on the second to last play with a foot injury.

Kevon Seymour, who was the primary nickel corner Sunday, got 40 snaps (55%) to Nickell Robey-Coleman’s 15 snaps (21%).

Ronald Darby after a week of competition in practice started Sunday, played well, and got 68 snaps (93%) to Corey White’s four snaps (5%).


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