SURREY, B.C. — Alex Bazzie is back with the B.C. Lions.
The CFL club announced Monday it has agreed to a contract with the defensive lineman, but did not disclose terms of the deal.
The 27-year-old played for the Lions from 2014 to 2016 before trying to catch on in the NFL this past off-season.
Bazzie spent time with three teams south of the border, with his final stop cut short when the Arizona Cardinals released him at the end of training camp earlier this month.
Bazzie recorded 29 sacks in 50 outings for the Lions over three years, including 11 in 2016 to earn a West Division all-star nod, but had just one over his final seven contests before also getting shut out in B.C.'s two playoffs games.
The Marshall University product, who had 83 defensive tackles with the Lions, returns at a critical juncture with the club sitting at 6-6 and in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1996.
It will be hoped Bazzie can help boost a pass rush that has sacked opposing quarterbacks just 18 times, good for second-last in the league, as B.C. prepares to host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-9) on Friday night.