The Lions announced that import linebacker Solomon Elimimian will return to the team after pursuing work this spring and summer in the NFL. He spent time in the camps of Minnesota and Cleveland.
It is not known when the 25-year-old will be back in the lineup, but it won't be for Saturday's home game against the Toronto Argonauts.
"We have asked Solomon to join us on the sidelines on Saturday and we will make him available to the media prior to the game," said coach, general manager and VP of football operations Wally Buono.
Elimimian was the CFL's Outstanding Rookie in 2010 and an integral part of the defence in last year's turnaround, which resulted in a championship.
The Nigerian-born defender played collegiately at the University of Hawaii.
Riders wrangle son of a Hall of a Famer
The Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday signed import defensive end Matt Singletary to their practice roster.
Singletary attended Baylor University just like his father, former Chicago Bears linebacker and NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary.
The scion failed to land a roster spot this summer with the Minnesota Vikings, where his father serves as linebackers coach.