10/09/2014 02:39 EDT | Updated 12/09/2014 05:59 EST

It's official: Kerry Joseph returns to the Roughriders

A familiar face is on the field with the Roughriders offence today. 

The team announced on Tuesday they intended to bring quarterback Kerry Joseph back to Saskatchewan, and today they made it official. 

Joseph retired from CFL football in January, after spending what was thought to be his final seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos.

In 2007, he was behind centre when the Roughriders won their third Grey Cup. Joseph was also named Most Outstanding Player that season.

Saskatchewan general manager Brendan Taman​ addressed the media earlier in the week saying the team was on board with the signing. 

"You want to maintain the chance to win games and if you don't have an experienced quarterback, you're a little bit in trouble when it comes to that," Taman said. "We're really happy with how Tino played but we're just trying to get better everyday and i think he [Joseph] does have experience and he can bring a lot of stuff to our locker room."