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Former Badgers wideout receives try out with Packers

A.J. Taylor battled back from a torn Achilles, to earn a shot at making the Packers squad.

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Former Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver A.J. Taylor, whose collegiate career ended prematurely, has a chance to compete at the next level, as he has a tryout with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday.

Taylor, who suffered a knee injury in Wisconsin’s win over Minnesota on Nov. 30, finished his collegiate career with 89 receptions for 1,316 yards and 10 touchdowns. In his senior season, Taylor had 23 receptions for 267 yards and two touchdowns.

Arguably his best game in cardinal and white came in the 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl, where he hauled in eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. His Orange Bowl performance led to his best collegiate season in 2018, where he set career marks for receptions (30) and yards (508).

Taylor is one of six players to be working out for the Packers on Tuesday. Of the other five players, Green Bay is working out one other wide receiver, La’Michael Pettway (Iowa State).

If Taylor makes the team, he will join lineman Rick Wagner, as the only former Badgers on the Packers roster. Wagner signed a free-agent deal with Green Bay in March of this year.