The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent kick returner/receiver Skyler Green.
A fourth round selection (125th overall) by Dallas in the 2006 NFL Draft, Green has spent time with the Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints. He appeared in 11 games over the past three NFL seasons.
In four seasons at Louisiana State, Green had 111 receptions for 1,129 yards and 9 touchdowns.
From CHQT in Edmonton:
Eskimos sign kick-returner, may replace Jackson
The Edmonton Eskimos have signed kick-returner/receiver Skyler Green.
Green was drafted by the Dallas of the NFL in 2006 and played for the Cowboys and the Cincinatti Bengals in 2007.
In 2008, Green played for the New Orleans Saints playing in the final two regular season games returning four kick-offs for 160 yards.
With Tristan Jackson mishandling four returns last Friday in Winnipeg, head coach Richie Hall hinted there's a possibility of Green playing on Friday vs. the B.C. Lions.
"A lot depends on what's going on with Tristan", said Hall. "We're not going to have both of them on the roster. If Tristan can't go, then there's a good chance Skyler will be on".
630 CHED will have Friday's broadcast beginning with the pre-game show at 6pm, the kick-off from Commonwealth Stadium is at 7pm.
So what's the deal with Tristan Jackson? Is he hurt or not? Some sort of off-field problem distracting him?