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Saskatchewan Roughriders sign veteran receiver Weston Dressler to extension

01/30/2015 04:11 EST | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT
REGINA - Weston Dressler won't be hitting the CFL open market.

The veteran slotback signed a four-year contract extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. Dressler was slated to become a free agent Feb. 10.

That means Saskatchewan will have two of its three biggest names under contract when free agency begins. Earlier this week, the Riders re-signed safety Tyron Brackenridge.

That leaves offensive lineman Ben Heenan, who was expected to not only test the CFL free-agent waters but also listen to offers from south of the border.

The five-foot-seven 179-pound Dressler has spent his entire CFL career with Saskatchewan. He re-signed with the Riders last August after being released by the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.

Dressler, 29, has appeared in 107 career CFL games and is the Riders' third-leading career receiver with 469 catches for 6,856 yards. His 44 receiving touchdowns rank fifth on the franchise's all-time list.

The native of Bismarck, N.D., has cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau five times and twice has been named a CFL all-star. He helped Saskatchewan win the 2013 Grey Cup.

Dressler had 27 catches for 320 yards and a TD in seven regular-season games in 2014.

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