The Lions officially re-signed exclusive rights free agent DT Khyri Thornton on Friday.
Thornton, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2014. However, despite his draft status, Thornton lasted just a little over a year in Green Bay before he was waived at the start of the 2015 season.
After a brief stint with the Patriots, the Lions later claimed him off of waivers in October of last year and he finished out the year in Detroit.
In 2015, Thornton appeared in six games for the Lions and recorded five tackles.