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Weston Dressler

Wide Receiver  Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Height:   5' 7''   Weight:   167

November 13, 2017    Weston Dressler News

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Dressler caught nine passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 39-32 loss to Edmonton in the Western Semi-Final.

The veteran wideout struggled to stay healthy in 2017, but he put together one of his best performances of the year when it mattered most, with his nine catches topping anything he did during the regular season. Dressler's two seasons in Winnipeg have been something of a disappointment due to his injuries, but if he returns in 2018 he should again slot in at the top of the depth chart.

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October 29, 2017

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Dressler caught six passes for 66 yards in Saturday's 36-27 loss to the Lions.

Starting quarterback Matt Nichols left the game in the first half with a knee injury, but Dressler was still able to stitch together a decent line in the box score while catching passes from three different QBs. Nichols, along with Andrew Harris (undisclosed), will both likely sit for the regular-season finale next Friday in Calgary, however, which will make the entire Winnipeg offense -- Dressler included -- a risky fantasy proposition.

October 21, 2017

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Dressler (upper body) posted eight receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 29-28 loss to the Argonauts.

Dressler couldn't have scripted a better return to the lineup after missing the last three contests. With Darvin Adams (upper body) out of the lineup, the veteran wideout was Matt Nichols' top target on the afternoon and generated his first 100-yard tally since Week 4 in the process. His 28-yard scoring reception in the second quarter was also his first since Week 1, making it an all-around memorable effort, despite the heartbreaking loss. Dressler will look to build on Saturday's performance versus the Lions in Week 19.

October 20, 2017

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Dressler (upper body) was added back on the depth chart ahead of Saturday's game against Toronto, Ed Tait of BlueBombers.com reports.

Dressler has missed the past three games while recovering from an upper-body injury he sustained nearly a month ago, but appears ready to go for this weekend. During the course of the 2017 campaign, he's recorded 34 receptions for 482 yards and a pair of scores.

October 17, 2017

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Dressler (upper body) said he will play Saturday against the Argos, Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290 reports.

Dressler is good to go after missing the previous three games with an upper-body injury. He compiled 34 receptions for 482 yards and two touchdowns before injuring himself.

October 13, 2017

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Dressler (upper body) will not play in Saturday's contest against the Lions, Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290 reports.

Dressler has missed the past couple weeks after suffering the upper-body injury against Ottawa on Sept. 22. It remains to be seen when he will be ready to get back on the field.

October 10, 2017

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Dressler (upper body) did not practice Tuesday, Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290 reports.

Dressler's return timetable is uncertain, but his absence Tuesday does not bode well for his chances of getting back on the field for this week's matchup with the Lions.

September 25, 2017

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Dressler (upper body) will be out for a couple of weeks, Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290 reports.

Dressler exited Friday's game against the Redblacks with the injury and was unable to return, and it appears as though the ailment is a fairly serious one. Clarence Denmark could be in for a larger role at slotback as a result.

September 22, 2017

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Dressler sustained an upper-body injury and did not return to Friday's 29-9 victory over Ottawa, Ed Tait of BlueBombers.com reports.

The severity of the injury is not immediately known, but he was ruled out from returning to the game shortly after exiting. Dressler caught two passes for 20 yards prior to the injury.

September 10, 2017

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Dressler caught three passes for 56 yards in Saturday's 48-28 win over the Roughriders.

The 32-year-old hasn't made a huge impact since returning to action last week, catching nine passes for 120 yards over the two games as Clarence Denmark and Darvin Adams have emerged as reliable receiving threats for Matt Nichols in his absence. With Winnipeg's passing game clicking, however, it's likely only a matter of time until Dressler starts seeing a bigger share of Nichols' targets.

September 3, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) notched six receptions for 64 yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Riders.

The trusted veteran made a return after last having played in Week 6 and got off to a sluggish start. However, he picked things up in the second half and equaled his second-best reception total of the season. Dressler will look to have an even greater impact in the Week 12 rematch at home against the Riders.

September 2, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) will start at slotback in Sunday's game against the Roughriders.

Dressler has not played since being injured in Week 6, but he made steady progress the last couple weeks and is ready to resume as role as Winnipeg's top option at the slotback position. He should enjoy seeing Saskatchewan again after putting up 124 yards and two touchdowns against them in the Blue Bombers' season opener.

August 30, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) is expected to take part in team practices leading up to Sunday's game against the Roughriders, in which he is expected to take the field, Bob Irving of 680 CJOB reports.

Dressler hasn't played since an injury forced him to leave the team's Week 6 contest. While nothing is set in stone, the team is seemingly banking on him being available for Sunday's matchup. On the season, he's caught 23 passes for 342 yards and two visits to the end zone. Assuming he's available, Clarence Denmark will probably slide back down to the team's No. 2 slotback. T.J. Thorpe's role may also be somewhat up in the air.

August 23, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) will remain on the six-game injured list for Week 10, according to Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290.

Dressler was able to get in some running earlier this week, but he is not ready for game action just yet. He could have a chance to get back on the field for the Blue Bombers' Week 11 matchup with the Roughriders on Sept. 3.

August 20, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) has resumed running, according to Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290.

Dressler has missed three games since landing on the six-game injured list, but with him back running, it appears he could return before the six games are up. He will likely need to make it through a regular practice session before he returns to action, however.

August 3, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) was placed on the six-game injured list Thursday, Winnipeg insider Ed Tait reports.

Dressler was originally expected to be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Redblacks, but he'll now be sidelined for an extended period of time with the lower body injury. Clarence Denmark, TJ Thorpe and Matt Coates could be in line for additional snaps in the meantime.

August 2, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) may be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Redblacks, Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290 reports.

Dressler sat out practice Wednesday for the third day in a row, but head coach Mike O'Shea indicated Dressler still has a chance to play this week, and that a final call on his availability may not come until shortly before game time. Those hoping to include Dressler in their Week 7 lineups should continue keeping tabs on his status until a decision is made.

August 1, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) did not practice Tuesday for the second straight day, according to Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio 1290.

Dressler remains sidelined with the injury that forced him from Winnipeg's Week 6 contest. His status for this week's matchup with the Redblacks has yet to be determined.

July 31, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) did not take part in Monday's practice, according to Bob Irving of 680 CJOB.

The extent of the injury that forced Dressler from Winnipeg's last game remains uncertain, but whatever setback he is dealing with prevented him from getting on the field Monday. Dressler's status for Winnipeg's next game Friday will ultimately be determined later this week, and if he is unable to play in Week 7, Ryan Lankford would be in line to enter the starting lineup in his place.

July 27, 2017

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Dressler (lower body) is doubtful to return to Thursday's game against the Alouettes.

This will be a situation to monitor as Dressler suffered a lower body injury in the first half that could keep him out for the remainder of Thursday's contest. Prior to his exit, Dressler had pulled in two receptions for 24 yards with the Blue Bombers struggling to solve the Montreal defence. If Dressler is unable to return Thursday, Darvin Adams stands to be Winnipeg's top target.

July 13, 2017

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Dressler caught seven passes for 109 yards in Thursday's 33-25 win over the Argos.

He was far and away Matt Nichols' favorite target on the night, as no other Bombers receiver hauled in more than 37 yards. Dressler's had a big start to the campaign, topping 100 yards twice in three games, but expect him to start seeing a lot more defensive attention until another Winnipeg wideout begins to make an impact and take some pressure off the 32-year-old.

July 8, 2017

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Dressler caught six passes for 76 yards in Friday's 29-10 loss to the Stampeders.

The 31-year-old has had a strong start to the season, catching 12 passes for 200 yards and two TDs through two games. As Matt Nichols' No. 1 target this season, don't be surprised if Dressler approaches the production from his career year of 2012 with Saskatchewan, when he caught 94 passes for 1,206 yards and 14 scores.

July 1, 2017

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Dressler gained 124 yards and scored two touchdowns on six receptions while also gaining 22 yards on his one rush in Saturday's 43-40 overtime victory over the Roughriders.

The veteran wideout was Matt Nichols' favorite target in a spectacular season-opening shootout, a rather unsurprising development considering Dressler's typically prominent role in the Bombers' passing attack. The 31-year-old's yardage total was his highest since Week 12 of last season against this same Saskatchewan squad, and his first 100-yard effort since that game as well. Barring injury, Dressler is likely to be one of the top passing-game options this season, making him a viable DFS asset each week. He'll look to rack up the production once again in a potential shootout against the Stamps in Week 3.

June 16, 2017

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Dressler caught three passes for 28 yards in the Blue Bombers' exhibition finale Thursday.

While Dressler's statistics Thursday do not jump off the page, the main goal was just to get him a few reps before the regular season begins. Dressler led the Blue Bombers with 80 receptions and 1,003 receiving yards last season, and he figures to be the team's top underneath option again in 2017. However, if teammate Darvin Adams is able to stay healthy after playing in just eight games a year ago, he could steal some looks from Dressler.

November 14, 2016

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Dressler totaled 98 yards on three receptions in Sunday's 32-31 semi-final loss to the Lions.

The veteran receiver was second only to Ryan Smith in catches and yardage on the evening, turning in an exciting 60-yard reception as part of his tally. Dressler wrapped up the 2016 regular season, his first in Winnipeg after eight years in Saskatchewan, with his best reception total since 2012, while also compiling his highest yardage figure since the 2013 campaign. He figures to once again serve as an important cog in the Blue Bombers offense in 2017.

November 5, 2016

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Dressler totaled 82 yards on five receptions and added 11 yards on one rush in Friday's 33-20 victory over the Redblacks.

Dressler has taken on a secondary role over the last two games with Darvin Adams returning to the lineup, but has still provided his typically solid production. Friday's effort also notably pushed Dressler over the 1,000-yard mark for the season, and sixth time in his career. The veteran's savvy route running and sure hands figure to play an important role in the Blue Bombers' playoff fortunes.

October 15, 2016

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Dressler totaled 53 yards on four receptions in Friday's 35-32 win over the Lions.

The veteran took a back seat Friday to Clarence Denmark and running back Andrew Harris, who actually paced all pass catchers with eight receptions. Dressler could see a downturn in targets with Tori Gurley's arrival, but his dependable hands and savvy route running should keep him relevant over the end of the regular season and into the playoffs.

October 9, 2016

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Dressler caught five passes for 65 yards in Saturday's win over the Lions.

He's been remarkably consistent this season, hauling in at least four passes and 65 receiving yards in eight of the last nine games. The Bombers' passing game has shown a little spark in recent weeks, so Dressler should remain productive down the stretch as the team's top option at WR.

October 1, 2016

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Dressler caught four passes for a team-high 79 yards and a touchdown in Friday's loss to the Eskimos.

The 31-year-old CFL veteran isn't having the kind of year he was accustomed to during his heyday with the Roughriders -- he averaged 1117 yards and 8.5 TDs between 2010 and 2013 -- but Dressler is still providing solid numbers in his first season with Winnipeg.

September 25, 2016

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Dressler totaled 31 yards on three receptions in Saturday's 36-34 loss to the Stamps.

The veteran wideout got off to a quick start in the first half but then disappeared thereafter, as Matt Nichols primarily focused on Clarence Denmark and Ryan Smith during the Bombers' momentous second-half comeback. Both the reception and yardage totals were the lowest for Dressler since Week 1 versus the Als, but he should be able to bounce back in what could be a high-scoring Week 15 affair against the Eskimos.

September 24, 2016

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Dressler is listed as active for Winnipeg's matchup with Calgary on Saturday.

As expected, Dressler is back for Week 14 after returning to practice from an undisclosed injury earlier this week. The Blue Bombers' top receiver is coming off five consecutive 75-plus receiving yard games and should be in line for the lions' share of targets against the Stampeders.

September 21, 2016

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Dressler (undisclosed) was able to practice on Wednesday, Darrin Bauming of TSN Radio reports.

Dressler, the Blue Bombers top receiver in the past two games, didn't practice on Tuesday, but is expected to play Saturday. This is another good sign that the wideout will be able to return to action shortly. If he can play, expect him to get a lot of targets, as many of Winnipeg's receivers are injured.

September 20, 2016

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Dressler did not take part in Tuesday's practice, but head coach Mike O'Shea expects him to play Saturday against the Stampeders, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The specific reason for Dressler's absence from Tuesday's session was not disclosed, but O'Shea's comments indicate it was for a health-related reason. Dressler was the Blue Bombers' top receiver the last two weeks, and with several other pass catchers banged up, he figures to be leaned on heavily again this week as long as he is able to take the field.

September 17, 2016

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Dressler totaled 93 yards on eight receptions in Saturday's 46-29 victory over the Argos.

The veteran receiver turned in a typically productive effort, serving as Matt Nichols' favorite target on the afternoon. Dressler tallied his second-best reception total of 2016 and the most since he hauled in a season-high 12 in Week 5 versus the Redblacks. After a mediocre first two games of the campaign, Dressler has come back to post at least six receptions and 67 yards in every subsequent contest, with three 100-yard efforts over that span.

September 11, 2016

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Dressler totaled 135 yards on seven receptions in Saturday's 17-10 victory over the Roughriders.

The veteran wideout accounted for well over half of the Blue Bombers' passing yardage on the day on his way to his best receiving yardage total of the season. He hauled in a key 49-yard pass late in the first half and was Matt Nichols' favorite target on the day by far. Dressler's veteran savvy and sure hands make outings like Saturday's a possibility each time he takes the field.

September 5, 2016

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Dressler (lower body) tallied 77 yards on seven receptions in Sunday's 28-25 victory over the Roughriders.

The 31-year-old's Saskatchewan homecoming was largely successful, with Dressler managing to return from his lower body injury to post the second-highest yardage total for the Blue Bombers on the night. Dressler's seven catches and yardage total were also both his second highest of the season. After a quiet first two games of the season, the veteran has tallied 32 receptions for 373 yards and a touchdown over the subsequent four contests.

September 2, 2016

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Dressler (lower body) will play in Sunday's game against the Roughriders, Darrin Bauming of TSN 1290 reports.

Dressler practiced all week and is ready to return to action in Week 11. The Blue Bombers have not revealed their depth chart for Sunday's game as of yet, but Dressler worked with the first team this week and figures to line up as either a starting slot back or receiver.

September 1, 2016

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Dressler (lower body) practiced on Thursday for the second straight day, Blue Bombers announcer Bob Irving reports.

It appears that Dressler could be back in the lineup for Sunday's tilt with the Roughriders. The wideout has been absent since Week 6, when he suffered a lower body injury. When on the field, Dressler is a reliable target as he emerged as one of the Blue Bombers go-to receivers before the injury. Look for more updates to come this weekend as the team heads to Saskatchewan.

August 31, 2016

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Dressler (lower body) practiced with the first unit at Wednesday's practice, Blue Bombers announcer Bob Irving reports.

Dressler has not played since suffering a lower-body injury in Week 6, but it looks like he will be able to return to action this week. Dressler topped 100 yards in each of the last two games he appeared in, so look for him to be a factor in the Blue Bombers' offense right away.

August 22, 2016

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Head coach Mike O'Shea hoped Dressler (lower body) would be able to practice Monday, but he remained sidelined, Darrin Bauming of TSN 1290 reports.

Dressler's continued absence Monday makes it seem unlikely he will return to action this week, but the good news is he may be able to get back on the field sooner than expected after he was placed on the six-game injured list earlier this month.

August 2, 2016

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Dressler (lower body) was placed on the six-game injured list, Drew Edwards of the Hamilton Spectator reports.

Dressler has been one of Winnipeg's best receivers this season. He has caught 32 passes for 354 yards and one touchdown in five appearances. He'll be eligible to return on September 24, when the Bombers face the Stampeders.

July 28, 2016

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Dressler (lower body) will not return to Thursday's game against Edmonton, Kirk Penton of the WInnipeg Sun reports.

Dressler exited Thursday's game in the first half with an apparent right leg injury. After he and the training staff tried to work through the issue on the sidelined, the Blue Bombers opted to take the cautious route and not rush their star wideout back onto the field. If he is to miss additional time, it would be a huge blow to the Blue Bombers' offense as he was averaging 60.8 yards per game heading into Thursday and he had reached the century mark for the second week in a row. It's unclear at this time whether Dressler will be able to play Wednesday against Hamilton.

July 28, 2016

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Dressler is on the sidelines with an apparent right leg injury, Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The severity of Dressler's injury has yet to be disclosed, so it's unclear whether he'll be able to return to Thursday's contest. He was well on his way towards yet another huge game Thursday, hauling in six passes for 111 yards prior to exiting with the injury. A further update on Dressler's status figures to be made available later Thursday.

July 22, 2016

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Dressler caught 12 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to the Stampeders.

The TD was his first of the season, and Dressler appears to be fully recovered from his Week 1 head injury. The long-time Roughrider hasn't had a 1000-yard season since 2012 but as one of the top receiving options in a Winnipeg offense that figures to be playing catch-up more often than not, he's got a shot at reaching that mark again this season.

July 15, 2016

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Dressler gained 67 yards on seven receptions and added 11 yards on his sole rush in Thursday's 20-16 loss to the Eskimos.

The veteran receiver turned in his best outing to date in 2016, after returning from a head injury in Week 3 and providing modest numbers. Dressler's degree of involvement in the contest was certainly a positive, and he should continue to be one of Drew Willy's favorite targets now that he's apparently returned to full health.

July 8, 2016

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Dressler (head) netted 36 yards on his four receptions in Thursday's 28-24 victory over the Tiger-Cats.

The 30-year-old wideout was back in action after having exited the Week 1 contest versus the Als, and generated modest results. Despite the quiet game Thursday, Dressler, a four-time 1,000-yard receiver with the Roughriders, still figures to be an integral component in the Winnipeg attack this season.

July 4, 2016

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Dressler (head) will play Thursday against the Tiger-Cats.

Dressler missed the Blue Bombers' Week 2 game after taking a hit to the head in the team's season opener, but he was able to practice Monday, and will be back in action this week. He figures to step back into a starting spot for a Winnipeg team that has moved the ball well through the air early this season.

June 29, 2016

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Dressler (head) will not play in Friday's game against the Stampeders, Darrin Bauming of TSN 1290 reports.

Dressler was forced from the Blue Bombers' season opener due to his head injury, and he will not be cleared to play this week. The Blue Bombers will play again just six days after this week's game, but Dressler should have a chance to return to action in Week 3. With him out this week, however, Thomas Mayo is in line to move into the starting lineup.

June 27, 2016

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Dressler was not dressed for practice on Monday, Darrin Bauming, host of Blue Bomber Game Day, reports.

Dressler did not return to Friday's Week One loss to the Alouettes after suffering a head injury due to a helmet-to-helmet collision. Before the injury, the slotback recorded three receptions for 22 yards. Dressler will likely have to pass CFL standard concussion protocol procedures before returning to the field, which means he could be ruled out for Friday's tilt with the Stampeders.

June 24, 2016

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Dressler will not return to Friday's game after suffering an apparent head injury, Darrin Bauming of TSN 1290 reports.

Dressler tallied three receptions for 22 yards before taking a helmet-to-helmet hit in the first quarter and leaving the game. It remains to be seen if he will be available for Winnipeg's Week 2 matchup with Calgary next Friday.