Briggs, 24, left Featherstone at the end of 2010 to take up a Super League contract at Odsal, but he managed just six top flight appearances for the Bulls as well as three more during a loan spell at Harlequins.
He now returns to the Championship club, who he helped guide to the 2010 Grand Final, was an unveiled on Sunday, despite the postponement of Rovers’ scheduled friendly against Oldham.
Head Coach Daryl Powell said: “I am delighted we have been able to re sign Kyle for the full season. After the loss of Danny Grimshaw I felt we needed to act quickly to maintain our plans for the way we wanted to play.
“I now believe we are even stronger and the bonus is that Kyle knows how we play and of course knows all the players too. We all know of klyles ability and I am looking forward to working with him again.”
Grimshaw, a close season signing from Hunslet, had been expected to slot in at stand-off for the Championship holders, but work commitments has seen him leave the club, and return to the Hawks.
Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell added: “Peter Hood and Mick Potter were really helpful in making this happen and I’d like to put my thanks on record. Having Kyle back is a real boost for us. Everyone knows what a class act he is, and what a good team member he was at Rovers before leaving us.
“The added bonus is that Kyle solves the problems created by Danny Grimshaw’s departure at a stroke. Kyle knows what our standards, systems, and structures are and we all know how capable he is of working superbly within them.”