Things heat up on Esks O-line

Gerry Moddejonge, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:45 AM ET

It’s shaping up to become a competitive week of training camp for Edmonton Eskimos offensive linemen.

The club brought in import tackle Junius Coston in a trade with the Calgary Stampeders for future considerations, with the six-foot-four, 325-lb North Carolina A&T product arriving at the Edmonton International Airport on Saturday afternoon.

That brings the total number of imports at the position to four in camp now, including returning starter Jeremy Parquet, as the Eskimos are planning to go from one American to two on their offensive line this season.

Coston, who signed as a free agent with the Stamps on May 18, was a fifth-round selection by the Green Bay Packers in the 2005 NFL draft. He played 16 games in three years with the Pack before moving on to the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders. Last season, he played with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks.

Adept at all three positions on the line, Coston was invited to play in the 2005 Senior Bowl.

Training camp continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at Clarke Park.

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