EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos have acquired veteran long snapper Taylor Inglis from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for Edmonton’s picks in the 5th and 6th rounds of the 2011 CFL Canadian Draft.
It’s a return home for the Edmonton-born Inglis who played 88 regular season and four playoff games in five seasons (2005-2009) with the Eskimos. He was among the final cuts from the 2010 training camp. Inglis signed as a free agent with Winnipeg on July 6, 2010 and appeared in 17 games for the Bombers, recording eight special teams tackles.
“We’re very pleased to bring Taylor back to Edmonton. This is something we’ve been attempting to finalize since January,” said Edmonton General Manager Eric Tillman. “Even if we had retained Tim St. Pierre in free agency (signed with Calgary) this is a move Kavis Reed and I felt strongly about. What happened prior to our tenure is in the past, but we view Taylor as an outstanding snapper and we fully expect him to be with our club for many years.”
In exchange for St. Pierre Winnipeg receives the 32nd and 41st overall picks in this year’s draft.
“Being able to secure two more draft picks in the 2011 draft is a key for us. We have maintained the notion that young Canadian talent is crucial to success, and this will help us with that process. We thank Taylor for his professionalism and work for the Blue Bombers throughout the 2010 season and wish him and his family all the best,” said Winnipeg General Manager Joe Mack.