The Winnipeg Blue Bombers don’t have Weston Dressler in their future plans.
“Not as of now, no. We told Weston we’ll probably be moving on or for him to certainly look at other opportunities. We kick the tires every once and a while and see where there head’s at, but Weston was trying to figure out what he wanted to do as well,” Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said on 680 CJOB with Bob Irving.
Dressler signed with the Bombers in January 2016 and has played three seasons in Winnipeg making 176 receptions for 2,229 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The 33-year-old spent the first eight seasons of his career in Saskatchewan until Chris Jones released the fan favourite from the Roughriders less than one year after Dressler inked a four-year contract extension. Five of the eight campaigns Dressler recorded 1,000 or more yards in green and white while being a key member of the 2013 Grey Cup championship team.
The Bismarck, North Dakota native broke into the CFL with Saskatchewan catching 56 passes for 1,123 yards and six touchdowns on the way to earning the Most Outstanding Rookie award. Overall, Dressler has 715 receptions for 10,026 yards and 61 touchdowns in 161 regular season games and twice been named a CFL all-star (2012 and 2013). He’s added 62 grabs for 970 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 playoff contests.
Nagging injuries have caused Dressler to miss 16 of a possible 54 games in the last three seasons while in the Peg.