Inglis gets shot with Green Bay

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

Taylor Inglis is stunned.

Completely out of the blue, the Edmonton Eskimos' long snapper is suddenly staring at a chance to join the Green Bay Packers.

The 23-year-old Edmonton native will be flown to Green Bay Tuesday for a Wednesday tryout .

"It caught me off guard and I'm pretty humbled by it," said Inglis, who's able to take the tryout offer because he's entering the option year of his CFL contract.

"I didn't send them any film, but they said they had seen some film.

"It's pretty exciting."

It's also another head-shaking chapter in Inglis's football career.

After cracking the Green and Gold roster from the Edmonton Wildcats in 2005, he promptly walked away from the Esks this summer after refusing to take a practice roster spot when he lost his starting job.

That public spat was quickly resolved, with Inglis rejoining the club.

Making just $40,000 with Edmonton, he would earn almost $240,000 US with an NFL minimum.

"I'm nervous," he said. "And I'm not expecting a whole lot. But I have nothing to lose and everything to gain."


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