RedBlacks turn their attention to NFL cuts

Former Roughriders slotback Weston Dressler celebrates a touchdown while playing against the...

Former Roughriders slotback Weston Dressler celebrates a touchdown while playing against the Tiger-Cats during CFL action last season. (David Stobbe/Reuters/Files)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Ottawa RedBlacks are looking to get better any way they can ... now and in the future. Two names for you to remember: Weston Dressler and Kalonji Kashama.

Dressler, in training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, achieved stardom as a slotback with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for six seasons, gaining more than 1,000 yards in pass catches in each season from 2010-13. If he gets cut in the next couple of weeks by the Chiefs, which is certainly possible, and not picked up by another NFL team, you can bet there will be CFL teams lining up to sign him.

Returning to Saskatchewan makes a lot of sense, of course. But you can bet the RedBlacks will be in there ready to throw some big money his way, hoping to land him.

For obvious reason, the RedBlacks can't say much about players they don't have under contract.

"He's a player who's under contract with an NFL team," said RedBlacks GM Marcel Desjardins. "I can say he's a very good football player."


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