Dre Bly returns to the Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have been looking for some help to bolster their secondary and they found some today when they signed Dre Bly, a familiar face, to a two-year contract.

Bly was a two-time Pro Bowl performer for the Lions in his first run with the team, and there is a chance the 33-year-old will step into a starting role for a team that hopes to be much different than it was when he was first around.

“I've heard the attitude of the team is completely different,” Bly said, according to the Detroit News.

Bly spent last season in San Francisco after two seasons in Denver. He made six starts for the 49ers a year ago.

“I feel like I played my best ball in Detroit,” Bly told the Lions’ Web site. “I feel like it's home, and to come back and have the chance to finish my career where I played my best ball -- where I feel like I'm part of the community -- is a great feeling.”

Competing with Bly for a starting job will be Chris Houston and Jonathan Wade. Draft pick Amari Spievey could also figure into the mix if he has a strong camp and preseason.

“I feel that when the Lions have struggled over the years, I've struggled as well because, like I said, I feel like I'm a family member,” Bly said. “I'm glad to be back. Hopefully we can get things turned around and I just want to be a part of the puzzle.”

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