The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to be the ones who find the next great Canadian Football League (CFL) player. The Chiefs are hosting a soon-to-be CFL free agent this week in a workout and that player's name is Weston Dressler, a receiver.
Dressler, who won the 2008 rookie of the year in the CFL, is scheduled to be a free agent on February 15. Multiple reports have stated that he is working out with the Chiefs on Tuesday.
620 CKRM sports has learned Weston Dressler's NFL tryout is with the Kansas City Chiefs. Dressler leaves for Missouri today and will work out with coach Andy Reid's Chiefs on Tuesday.
Dressler's contract with the Roughriders is due to expire on February 15 at which time he's free to sign with any pro team. The University of North Dakota product has spent the past six seasons in Saskatchewan where he's had five, one-thousand yard seasons and been named CFL All-Canadian twice. He's also a five-time division All-Star.
As you can probably tell, Dressler is accomplished in the CFL. Besides being rookie of the year in 2008, he's gone over 1,000 yards in five of his six seasons and been selected an all-start on five occasions. He went to the University of North Dakota where he tore it up, setting 19 school records.
Back in December, he was asked about a future in the NFL and said back then that there were times interested.
For Dressler it sounds like something is currently in the works.
"We started with those talks, hopefully by the end I'm planning on having some work-outs lined up," said Dressler. "At that point it's just waiting on the work-out."
Dressler isn't allowed to speak about which NFL teams he could be working out with in the coming weeks, but he did indicate that there are a few different teams that have expressed different levels of interest.
"There's a few that just seem like talks, and a few that seem very interested," he said.
Dressler, 28, is listed at 5'8 and 179 pounds. They call him a "slotback" which is a slot receiver. That position is interesting because it is one currently held by Dexter McCluster. Because DMC is a free agent, you always wonder if one of these guys signed is the one that will replace him if he leaves.
The Chiefs do have some experience with the CFL. A few years ago they brought in Cory Greenwood, a linebacker who was drafted No. 3 overall in the CFL. Greenwood chose the NFL and played for the Chiefs (special teams mostly) for three seasons before moving onto Detroit.
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