The Detroit Lions are bringing back a familiar face.
Versatile veteran Andre Fluellen has been re-signed to take the place of
This will be the fourth stint with the Lions for Fluellen, whose been their go-to guy when the Lions have been in an injury bind along the defensive line.
Fluellen was drafted by Detroit in 2008 and played his first four seasons with the team.
He was part of the final roster cuts before the start of the regular season in 2012.
After spending the first part of last year with Miami, Fluellen was re-signed by Detroit in December when the team placed Corey Williams on IR.
Fluellen spent training camp with the Lions this year after being cut by the Bears, but was released as part of the final cuts before the start of the regular season.
Once again, he’s getting an opportunity to fill a role and help the Lions through an injury situation. Fluellen will join Ziggy Ansah,
Like Jones, Fluellen, 28, can play both defensive tackle and defensive end, which gives defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham the same kind of flexibility he had with Jones in the lineup.
In three games with Detroit last year, Fluellen had six tackles.
In 56 career games, he has 52 tackles and 2.5 sacks.