RedBlacks all in on receiver Dressler

Weston Dressler of the Saskatchewan Roughriders speaks with media during a walk-through practice at...

Weston Dressler of the Saskatchewan Roughriders speaks with media during a walk-through practice at McMahon Stadium on August 8, 2013. (Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:34 PM ET

OTTAWA - Over the next few days, there's going to be plenty of sweet talking.

Star receiver Weston Dressler is about to win the lottery. Yes, he's that good.

The Ottawa RedBlacks will be among the teams waving all kinds of money at Dressler, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on the weekend and cleared NFL waivers on Tuesday.

It may come down to two teams - the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where Dressler starred for six seasons -- catching passes for more than 1,000 yards in five of them, and the RedBlacks, who could outbid everyone.

It would be tough for the 29-year-old Dressler to say no to Saskatchewan, where Rider Nation loved him and close to his North Dakota home. But Ottawa is all-in on this one, knowing it probably needs to substantially outbid the Roughriders.

Two former Roughriders teammates are waving the RedBlacks pom-poms, hoping Dressler picks Ottawa.


Photos