Three safeties have visited the Detroit Lions since the start of free agency, but none of them have actually signed anywhere just yet. It appears that the player closest to a decision is James Ihedigbo, who stopped by Allen Park for a visit back on March 13.
The Free Press' Dave Birkett reports that Ihedigbo was offered a two-year deal by the Lions at the time, and Birkett also reports that Ihedigbo may be close to making a decision. It appears that his decision could come as early as Monday, meaning the Lions may be able to finally move forward at safety.
If Ihedigbo accepts the Lions' offer, he will be reunited with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and will take Louis Delmas' spot in the starting lineup alongside Glover Quin. If Ihedigbo decides to sign elsewhere, however, then the Lions will have to move down their list of safety options. Both Chris Clemons and Thomas DeCoud visited last Friday, and it's seems likely that Clemons is the Plan B in case things don't work out with Ihedigbo.
Once the Lions get things figured out at safety, their next major priority will be to figure things out at backup quarterback. They seem to be waiting for a decision from Shaun Hill, who visited the St. Louis Rams a week ago but remains unsigned. Considering the Rams are now showing interest in the recently released Mark Sanchez, Hill could very well end up re-signing with the Lions when all is said and done.