Veteran free-agent strong safety James Ihedigbo is visiting the Detroit Lions today, according to a league source.
Ihedigbo has connections to Detroit, having played for Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for the past two seasons when Austin was the Ravens secondary coach. Former Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is the Lions head coach.
Ihedigbo, 30, is coming off his best statistical season ever after a career-high 101 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for the Ravens in 2013.
It's unclear if Ihedigbo could return to the Ravens because they'd like to shift Matt Elam from free safety to his natural strong safety position.
Ihedigbo is a strong tackler with blitzing skills who displayed good range in pass coverage last season, consistently grading out as one of the Ravens' top defensive players.