2016 Free Agency: 6 Players over 30 Patriots may consider
2. James Ihedigbo (32)
Here we have yet another former Patriot who the Patriots may be tempted to sign again. Admittedly, this writer is partial to Ihedigbo because of his UMass alma mater.
It’s more likely than not that the Patriots will move on from Tavon Wilson in free agency, leaving a spot open on the depth chart at safety and special teams. In just one season with the Patriots in 2011, Ihedigbo was a source of energy in the locker room and on the field—it would be nice to have those intangibles of Ihedigbo working in the Patriots’ favor again.
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The Patriots gave Ihedigbo his first big break after three quiet seasons with the New York Jets. As a starter in 12 of 16 games for the Pats in 2011, Ihedigbo accumulated 46 tackles and led the Patriots out onto the field before every game. He was a fan favorite, and this writer would love to see him back in Patriot blue wearing No. 44 again.
There’s a good chance the Detroit Lions will move on from Ihedigbo in free agency, as he was benched halfway through the season.
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