Defensive back Kenny Ladler is back in the CFL.

The former Edmonton Eskimo and Washington Redskin has signed on with the B.C. Lions. It’s likely that Ladler will be the new strong-side linebacker for the Lions after Chris Edwards departed for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.

Ladler signed a contract with Washington in January 2018 after working out for several teams down south. Last season, Ladler played one game making four tackles in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys.

During the 2018 schedule, Ladler played five games for Washington and three with the New York Giants, recording four total tackles.

Ladler was released on February 15.

The 27-year-old was a CFL all-star at strong-side linebacker in 2017. He made 86 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles in 17 games. He notched 70 tackles, two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown and one forced fumble in 17 games the previous year.

The Vanderbilt product was signed as an undrafted NFL free agent by Buffalo in 2014 and played in two games, recording four tackles. He was released after training camp in 2015. He’s earned nearly $800,000 while playing in the NFL.

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