The Kansas City Chiefs desperately needed a consistent option not named Dwayne Bowe this year at wide receiver.
Donnie Avery was explosive at times, but he also missed some huge plays. Junior Hemingway was a revelation at times, but he also disappears far too often. Dexter McCluster was great, but he already does so much for Kansas City. It’s hard to ask him to do even more.
Finding a wideout will be important for Kansas City this offseason, whether it be in the draft or free agency.
I suppose looking at the CFL ranks could work as well, and reportedly, that’s exactly what the Chiefs are doing.
Here’s a report from the Facebook page of 620 CKRM, which is a radio station in Saskatchewan.
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.
Here’s Dressler’s CFL page, which will show you his impressive stats. At least I think they’re impressive, but I can’t be sure because I’m not 100 percent learned on Canadian football. In six seasons in the CFL, Dressler has has caught 6,531 yards and 43 touchdowns. He’s run for 286 yards and two touchdowns and he’s also returned a punt back for a touchdown.
Apparently he’s also completed one pass, notched 24 tackles, and punted it once for 42 yards.
At the very least, Dressler seems versatile.
Watching some highlights, he obviously has speed and talent, so why not take the chance if you’re Kansas City?