The Kansas City Chiefs are ready to dip back into the CFL pool by signing All-Star wide receiver Weston Dressler of the Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Dressler was released on Thursday, but the move was really more of a formality than anything. He was set to become a free agent on February 15 and clearly had his eyes set on leaving the CFL for a chance to play in the NFL. He had worked out for several teams, including the Chiefs nearly three weeks ago.
The deal between Dressler and the Chiefs will become official once he passes a physical, according to TSN Radio.
Saskatchewan assistant GM Jeremy O’Day talked to the Canadian network about losing such a dynamic player.
“From our standpoint it’s tough to lose such a good player that’s been here for a long time, is a leader in the locker-room.
“But again, you’ve got to feel happy for him that he gets that opportunity. He hasn’t gone through the process of being in the NFL and as any competitor you just want to see how you compare with the best available players. We wish him the best.”
The 28-year-old Dressler is 5’8″, 179 pounds and will bring to Kansas City an impressive resume built in Canada. In six seasons he caught 442 catches, 6,531 yards and 43 touchdowns. He may be joining a group of players trying to fill the void if Dexter McCluster leaves in free agency.