Advertisement
HomeCollectionsJames Ihedigbo
IN THE NEWS

James Ihedigbo

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
Since being signed Sept. 3, James Ihedigbo has been a versatile player for the Ravens. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound Ihedigbo started three games at strong safety for Bernard Pollard when he was dealing with a rib injury and finished the regular season with 19 tackles and one sack. The six-year veteran has also contributed on special teams, finishing with six tackles in the regular season. Ihedigbo spent the first four years of his career with the New York Jets before going to Super Bowl XLVI last season as a member of the New England Patriots, the Ravens' opponent in Sunday's AFC championship game.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
Ravens free safety Darian Stewart delivered such a punishing tackle two years ago while playing for the St. Louis Rams that the impact knocked Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams off his feet and sent him crashing to the ground. The big hit left Williams woozy for several minutes, ultimately knocking him out of the game. Although somewhat undersized, strong safety Matt Elam emerged as a feared player in the Southeastern Conference with a series of devastating hits. The Ravens drafted him in the first round last year because of his aggressive nature.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2012
Needing to make room on their roster for former New England Patriots and New York Jets safety James Ihedigbo , the Ravens today cut cornerback Danny Gorrer who played in 11 games for them last season. Originally signed to the Ravens practice squad last September, Gorrer, 26, was signed to their active roster two weeks later and was active for 12 total contests including both playoff games. He had three tackles and four passes defended. The Ravens thought highly of Gorrer, but he was ultimately the victim of a number's game.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Terrence Brooks said Wednesday that transitioning from his previous role with the national champion Florida State Seminoles to a spot with the Ravens has proven difficult, though team activities this spring helped the rookie safety get familiar with his new home. “It was a little hard at first,” Brooks said. “Coming into a new system is definitely going to be challenging. But for the most part, with more studying and just being a student of the game, I feel like I've got a good grasp on how this defense is and the scheme.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Ravens safety James Ihedigbo surmised he could do one of two things as he walked to the sideline after Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught a Hail Mary pass that had deflected off his hands. He could hang his head after the "bone-head move" or he could make another big play - like the two he made earlier in Sunday's game - and help the Ravens escape with a victory. In overtime, with the Bengals going for it on fourth-and-2, Ihedigbo did the latter. After Giovani Bernard caught a short swing pass, Ihedigbo flew into the flat to deny Bernard the first down.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | August 20, 2013
Secondary coach Teryl Austin said that the team will “probably” know after Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers whether rookie first-round pick Matt Elam or veteran James Ihedigbo will start at safety opposite veteran Michael Huff. “It's a heck of a battle for the starting safety spots between those three guys and, as always, we'll put the best people on the field, the people we feel give us the best chance to win,” he said. “And when we make that determination - probably after this weekend - we'll know who our starters are.” To this point, Ihedigbo, who started three games for the Ravens last year and 12 the previous season with the New England Patriots, has been able to hold off the rookie and start the first two preseason games.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | December 24, 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo didn't make a fourth consecutive start on Sunday, but the inside linebacker still made a sizable contribution in the Ravens' 33-14 pasting of the New York Giants. Ayanbadejo finished with three tackles, including one sack and two quarterback hits. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and rookie free safety Omar Brown also posted sacks of Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and Ayanbadejo tied strong safety James Ihedigbo and defensive tackle Arthur Jones for the team lead in quarterback hits.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2013
Today is the final day of The Sun's look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The first round of the draft is tomorrow and the Ravens have the 32ndpick. Today we'll examine defensive backs: Current defensive backs under contract : Cornerbacks - Lardarius Webb, Corey Graham, Jimmy Smith, Chykie Brown, Asa Jackson, Chris Johnson; Safeties - Michael Huff, James Ihedigbo, Christian Thompson, Omar Brown, Emanuel Cook, Anthony Levine.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2013
The Ravens decision to re-sign Bryant McKinnie reverses an offseason trend that has seen the roster get younger at several key positions. Before agreeing to a two-year deal with the 33-year-old left tackle, the Ravens were without eight of their nine oldest players from the team that beat the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 3 to capture Super Bowl XLVII. That team had 10 players 31 and over. Even with the return of McKinnie, the Ravens now have only three players 31 and over - McKinnie, cornerback Chris Johnson (33)
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
It was a quiet regular-season debut for Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam. The first-round draft pick substituted for struggling veteran free safety Michael Huff during the Ravens' 49-27 blowout loss to the Denver Broncos where they allowed seven touchdown passes to Peyton Manning. As Huff failed to contain Broncos tight end Julius Thomas with the former college basketball player scoring two touchdowns, Elam wound up playing 15 snaps in relief of Huff, most of them with the game already decided in the fourth quarter, and had one tackle and no pass deflections.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
With the first of their two third-round picks, the Ravens filled one of their biggest needs. The Ravens used the 79th overall pick in the draft to select Florida State Terrence Brooks, a rangy free safety who is also a standout on special teams. Brooks was the second consecutive Florida State player that the Ravens acquired, following the second-round selection of defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. It also marked the third straight pick the Ravens used to upgrade the middle of their defense.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
As my colleague Peter Schmuck pointed out in a column earlier this week , you often have to read between the lines at the “State of the Ravens” address to learn more about the front office's offseason intentions. I'll attempt to do that below: General manager Ozzie Newsome offering the reminder that the organization is not afraid to let go of good football players when asked about rush linebacker Terrell Suggs ' status confirms what most people have long expected: It's going to be pretty much impossible for the Ravens to keep Suggs at his current contract , which carries with it a $12.4 million salary cap hit for the 2014 season.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
For half a decade, the Ravens spoiled their faithful fans. With Joe Flacco under center and John Harbaugh wearing the head coach's headset, the Ravens went to the playoffs five years in a row, the only team to accomplish that feat over that span. They played in three AFC championship games, winning one of them along with the Super Bowl in New Orleans last winter. Flacco and Harbaugh brought necessary clutch quarterback play and stability to an organization that has mined and refined talent with the best of them.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
His teammates were all around him, saying their goodbyes, exchanging phone numbers and emptying the contents of their lockers into industrial-size garbage bags. But Ravens running back Ray Rice couldn't get himself to do any of it. "It's tough when you're home this early," Rice said. "It just feels like it's too early to be packing up. " The Ravens spent Day 1 of their offseason attending one final team meeting with coach John Harbaugh at the Under Armour Performance Center and packing up their belongings.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2013
The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it. Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie safety Matt Elam to fall on his face after he made a lighthearted comment about Johnson's age and declining physicality. Instead of suffering a nationally televised humiliation, however, the unit did solid work against the Lions, with Smith largely containing Johnson and Elam clinching a crucial win on his first career interception.
SPORTS
Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Something highly unusual happened Sunday involving Ravens kicker Justin Tucker . He missed a field-goal attempt for the first time in months. Tucker's 37-yard try sailed wide left during the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium, ending the NFL's longest active streak at 33 consecutive field goals. This marks the first time that Tucker has missed a kick since misfiring twice during a Sept. 15 home game against the Cleveland Browns.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - Most of the Ravens' position battles won't be decided until much later in the preseason, but the starting lineups for Thursday's opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers included no significant surprises. There were some questions about who would start at middle linebacker, but free-agent pickup Daryl Smith started there and he was the Ravens' most active and effective defensive player in the early going. With Jameel McClain on the physically-unable-to-perform list, Josh Bynes started at weak-side linebacker and made a strong play to sniff out a screen pass in the second quarter, resulting in a Buccaneers' punt.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
Soon after Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, both Ravens coach John Harbaugh and safety Bernard Pollard said Pollard would play in this week's game against New England despite bruised ribs. A day later, Harbaugh wouldn't make the same commitment. The Ravens need Pollard to play. After two games, he has been the team's best defensive player. He has been a thumper, stopper and a player that the opposition has to find on every play. Pollard had a great season a year ago, but his value has doubled because the Ravens can line him up anywhere on the field.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens. Four -- kickers who have made a go-ahead field goal from 60-plus yards in the final minute of a game. Justin Tucker set a franchise record when he made a 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left in Monday's 18-16 win in Detroit. How rare was his game-winning kick? According to Elias Sports Bureau, only three other kickers in NFL history have hit a go-ahead field goal of 60 or more yards in the final minute of the fourth quarter.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
Each time the ambulance hit a pothole, Dennis Pitta experienced a new level of agony. There were so many things on his mind. Was his season over? Was his career in jeopardy? How was his wife? Serious reflection, though, would have to wait. The pain was just too consuming. Pitta lay in the back of the ambulance in the fetal position, unable to straighten his legs. His body swayed as the ambulance weaved through traffic. Each bump on the way to Columbia's MedStar Union Memorial Hospital - Liberty Road was the worst - felt like another dagger being plunged into his side.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.