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4 more years: Weston Dressler returning to Saskatchewan Roughriders

01/30/2015 04:24 EST | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT
A small man made an enormous impact on Canadian football this afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m. CST, Saskatchewan Roughriders fans across the country took a collective sigh of relief as Weston Dressler re-signed with the team.

Dressler — arguably the most coveted CFL free agent this off-season — agreed to a four-year contract extension to remain in Saskatchewan.

The North Dakota product has spent his entire CFL career with the Riders since joining the team in 2008.

Last season, Dressler joined the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs before returning to Saskatchewan in August.

The 29-year-old receiver already ranks third in franchise history with 469 receptions for 6,856 yards.

Despite his 5-7 frame, the speedy receiver has been one of the most productive receivers in Canadian football, recording more than 1,000 yards in five of his seven seasons.

Dressler was named a CFL All-Star in 2012 and 2013.

CFL free agents are able to sign with any team starting on Feb. 10.

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