I don't know much about the Canadian football media but lots of them are saying the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a deal with the CFL's Saskatchewan Rough Riders WR Weston Dressler. Actually, that's former Rough Riders WR Weston Dressler. The team released him on Thursday so that he could pursue his NFL interests.
According to a number of media folks in Canada, Dressler is expected to sign with the Chiefs. Or he has already. Or will or something. Read this for our last update on this story. And read below for the latest, which sure makes it seem like Dressler is about to become a Chief:
The Grey Cup-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders released all-star slotback Weston Dressler on Thursday.
The move wasn't a surprise. Dressler, 28, was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 15 and was exploring his NFL options.
Dave Naylor of TSN Radio 1050 confirms Dressler has agreed to join the Kansas City Chiefs, the team he worked out with earlier this month, pending a physical.
officially a Kansas City chiefs fan congrats to my cousin weston Dressler on chasing your dreams!True inspiration ❤ pic.twitter.com/GMAw9h5wnL— Callee Jo Schmidt † (@CalleeJoSchmidt) January 31, 2014
Update on Weston Dressler: the news is he is expected to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs— Ben Lewis (@BenLewisCK750) January 30, 2014
WR Weston Dressler’s agent will neither confirm/deny Canada reports of client signing w/ #Chiefs. Told me they will respect signing process.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) January 31, 2014
@ArrowheadPride Andy has a history of signing CFL standouts - Martell Mallett in 2010, Phillip Hunt in 2011— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) January 31, 2014
A few weeks ago, when the Chiefs first worked Dressler out, I went on a few radio stations in Canada. I was very surprised at how big of a deal Dressler was in his own community. One of the hosts said something like, "If you're wearing a Weston Dressler jersey in this town, no one's going to question you." So he's a pretty big deal in the CFL.
Which explains this:
WESTON DRESSLER IS A GOD DAMN HERO— Ca$herine (@EberleHills) January 31, 2014
We shall await official word from the Chiefs on this signing. They haven't been officially announcing some of the players that have been signed to reserve / future deals (like this guy) so I hope we hear something definitive on Dressler. I'm sure our Canada media friends will be all over it.
Signing Dressler would also make me wonder about Dexter McCluster, another small-ish slot receiver who returns kicks. McCluster, by the way, is scheduled to be a free agent.
UPDATE: We have a local confirmation...
Just had a source confirm that CFL star Weston Dressler intends on signing with the #Chiefs.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) January 31, 2014
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