November 15, 2016

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed veteran safety James Ihedigbo.

The 32-year-old has played for four teams in eight seasons, starting 52 games. Ihedigbo entered the league in 2008 with the New York Jets and played for Bills coach Rex Ryan with the Jets from 2009-10. He has also played for New England, Baltimore and Detroit.

Ihedigbo started eight games for the Lions last season, with 63 tackles, one interception and three forced fumbles. Ihedigbo has 332 tackles, nine sacks and eight interceptions in his career.

The Bills have had a need at safety since Aaron Williams was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 1. Williams suffered the second serious neck injury of his career in a Week 7 loss to the Miami Dolphins and his playing future is in question.

To make room for Ihedigbo, the team released safety Duke Williams. Williams had been with the team since being selected 105th overall by Buffalo in 2013. He played mostly on special teams and his role on defense had diminished in recent weeks.

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