The Kansas City Chiefs latest search for players to help improve the team in 2014 has led them to a star from the Canadian Football League. Diminutive reciever Weston Dressler is reportedly set to try out in Kansas City on Tuesday.
The 5’8″, 170 pound receiver was rookie of the year in the CFL back in 2008 and has been named an All-Canadian twice. Dressler also set 19 different school records during an impressive career at North Dakota.
Dressler’s contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders is up on February 15 and could follow in the footsteps of linebacker Cory Greenwood. Greenwood spent three seasons with the Chiefs as an undrafted NFL free agent, after being selected third overall in the CFL draft.
There was also the infamous (thanks to “Hard Knocks”) Casey Printers. The quarterback played for the BC Lions before coming to Kansas City in 2006 and briefly appearing on the Chiefs 53-man roster. The next season his release was caught by HBO cameras, where he talked about making “chicken salad out of chicken s—”.
If the Chiefs go the CFL route and add Dressler, he’ll join a group of players potentially trying to fill the void if free agent Dexter McCluster leaves town. With that in mind, signing a long shot like Dressler shouldn’t be seen as any indication the team doesn’t want to bring back McCluster.
Take a look at some highlights from Dressler’s time with the Roughriders and see if you think he has what it takes to get it done at the next level.