THURSDAY, 10:47am: Dressler’s deal with the Chiefs is for three years, at the minimum salary, tweets Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.
TUESDAY, 3:29pm: The Chiefs have officially signed Dressler to a reserve/futures contract, according to Brian McIntyre (via Twitter).
FRIDAY, 1:30pm: After winning a Grey Cup in 2013 with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, receiver Weston Dressler appears poised to sign with the Chiefs, according to Sportsnet’s Arash Madani (via Twitter). While the deal has yet to be made official, Dave Naylor of TSN Radio 1050 confirms that Dressler has reached an agreement with Kansas City.
Dressler, 28, was scheduled to become a free agent this offseason and had been exploring his NFL options. The two-time CFL All-Star has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark north of the border in each of the last four years, averaging 81 catches per season over that four-year span.
As Adam Teicher of ESPN.com notes, the addition of Dressler may not bode well for Dexter McCluster‘s future in Kansas City, since the two players fill similar roles — like McCluster, Dressler is an undersized receiver who returns kicks. Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star tweets that the signing isn’t necessarily linked to McCluster’s free agency, adding that the Chiefs would like to bring him back, though cap space may be tight.