Defensive lineman Kitwana Jones is returning to the Saskatchewan Roughriders lineup, the football club announced Wednesday.
"Sometimes you get lucky in life and this is one of those days," Joe Womack, the team's director of player personnel, said about the opportunity to welcome Jones back.
Womack said injuries to other members of the defensive squad have hurt the club and the return of Jones will help.
Jones was released by Edmonton on Tuesday. He played nine games for the Eskimos. He was sent to Edmonton in May in a trade transaction that netted the Roughriders quarterback Juan Joseph. Joseph, however, was cut after the team's training camp.
Jones, 28, made a notable off-field play in Edmonton when he caught a would-be purse snatcher in the city's downtown in July.
The Wilmington, N.C., native has 18 sacks and six forced fumbles in his CFL career.
He played defensive end and linebacker while with the Roughriders, recovering two fumbles in the 2007 West division final to help Saskatchewan during its Grey Cup season.
Financial details of the signing were not released.