After starting the season on injured reserve, former Alabama linebacker Terrell Lewis is now practicing.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Rams announced that the former Crimson Tide standout had been “designated for return,” which is 2020 NFL lingo for saying Lewis is back at practice after previously being placed on injured reserve. Earlier in the day, Lewis shared his excitement about returning to the field.

Injured reserve list protocols were changed for this season allowing teams to bring up to three players off IR and have them return to the active roster. For Lewis to make the 53-man roster, the Rams will have to make the move within 21 days or he’ll land on IR again.

Lewis was on IR after undergoing a procedure on his knee to determine whether he had an infection from previous surgery. After missing so much time, he might not immediately land on the active roster, but the Rams certainly need help with rushing the passer.

In his final season at Alabama, Lewis recorded 31 tackles, including 11.5 for loss and 6.0 sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, 2 pass breakups and a fumble recovery, earning second-team All-SEC recognition. Los Angeles selected Lewis at No. 84 in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.