Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
4 days ago

McCluster is expected to fill in as the pass-catching threat out of the backfield with Danny Woodhead (knee) out for the season, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego-Union Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, given McCluster's versatility as both a running back and wide receiver. Considering current Chargers offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, was McCluster's head coach during his tenure with the Titans, it makes sense that McCluster "pretty much has the offense down" and will likely have an impact as early as Week 3. During his two years with the Titans, McCluster never recorded more than 30 receptions in a year, but that number could be on the rise if he's able to build a rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers quickly.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
6 days ago

The Chargers plan to sign McCluster, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Danny Woodhead (knee) done for the season, McCluster could quickly work his way into a significant role, perhaps serving as Melvin Gordon's pass-catching complement. McCluster will be reunited with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, who was Tennessee's head coach for 2014 and part of 2015. McCluster was released by the Titans at the end of the preseason, as his versatility was devalued by the team's offseason acquisitions at both running back and wide receiver.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
3 weeks ago

McCluster has been released by the Titans, The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCluster has long been stuck between playing wide receiver and running back, and it appears the Titans prefer other options at both positions going into this year. The former second-round pick recorded just two carries and two catches during the preseason, evidencing an increasingly diminished role in wake of the arrivals of running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. In 11 games last season, McCluster rushed 55 times for 247 yards and one touchdowns, and caught 31 passes for 260 yards and another score, so the former second-rounder could draw interest elsewhere are a utility man and special teamer.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
1 month ago

McCluster rushed twice for three yards, and added two receptions for five more in Saturday's preseason win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

McCluster was only on the field for six offensive snaps, but the Titans made a concerted effort to get him the ball on those plays. While his receiving ability out of the backfield should earn the 28-year-old a roster spot, he doesn't have the ability to carry the ball extensively like DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
1 month ago

McCluster rushed twice for 12 yards, and added a 23-yard reception on his lone target in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

McCluster's touches will likely remain constant despite the offseason addition of running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Expect the diminutive veteran to reprise the change-of-pace role that saw him total 507 yards on 31 catches and 55 carries in 11 weeks last year.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
4 months ago

Titans coach Mike Mularkey indicated Friday that McCluster's roster spot is safe despite the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry at the running back position, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCluster's receiving ability and elusiveness out of the backfield differentiate him from more traditional options like David Cobb or Antonio Andrews. While Murray and Henry will likely get the lion's share of touches, the diminutive running back should still see the field in a change-of-pace role similar to the one he played in 2015.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
9 months ago

McCluster is out for the year with a broken wrist.

EDGE Analysis

McCluster finishes the season with 247 rushing yards and a touchdown on 55 carries in 11 games. He also added 260 receiving yards and a touchdown on 31 catches. In his absence down the stretch, look for Bishop Sankey (inactive in Week 14) to re-join the Titans' backfield mix.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
9 months ago

McCluster rushed four times for a team-leading 12 yards, and caught 4-of-5 targets for 38 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

McCluster (knee) reprised his usual change-of-pace role after missing two weeks, but everything short of a pass to the quarterback failed to make an indent against a swarming Jets defense. He led the team in rushing because Antonio Andrews also saw only four carries, but don't expect McCLuster's role to expand much despite facing a less intimidating Patriots run defense next week.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
9 months ago

McCluster (knee) is active for Sunday's game at New York.

EDGE Analysis

Antonio Andrews and David Cobb should still see the majority of work at running back in this game, but McCluster could see some action in passing situations.

Dexter McCluster
RB SD (11)
10 months ago

McCluster (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It seems as if McCluster may make his first return to the field since injuring his knee in a Week 11 contest. Antonio Andrews and David Cobb have essentially seized control of the running back position, so it seems unlikely that McCluster could contribute a huge stat line, but he'll likely make an appearance as a viable third-down back for the Titans.