Riders bringing all-star Canadian DB Marc-Olivier Brouillette out of retirement

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have agreed to terms with Canadian defensive back Marc-Olivier Brouillette, 3DownNation confirms and CKRM’s Rod Pedersen reported first.

Brouillette retired on the eve of training camp – he has a law degree and was pursuing a legal career. When Mike Edem got injured against Hamilton last week, the Riders called and brought the 31-year-old out of retirement.

The Roughriders originally signed Brouillette as a free agent in February, hoping he could serve as a starter at safety.

Drafted 23rd overall by Montreal in the 2010 CFL Draft, the 31-year-old Brouillette has played in 102 games and made 64 starts in his seven seasons with the Alouettes. He started all 18 games last season making 33 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles and registering one interception while being named an East all-star.