Dexter McCluster RB TEN 4 Months

The Nashville Tennessean confirms the Titans plan to use Dexter McCluster at running back.

New coach Ken Whisenhunt is looking to form a committee around power back Shonn Greene and passing back McCluster. He's also expected to use a draft pick, possibly No. 42 overall, on a running back. McCluster hasn't been a ball-carrier since 2011 and is listed at just 5'8/170, but he can be penciled into a Danny Woodhead or Darren Sproles kind of role. How much volume McCluster gets will depend on effectiveness.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 4 Months

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he sees newly signed Dexter McCluster as more of a running back than wide receiver.

The 5'8/170 McCluster last played running back in 2011, when he carried 114 times for 516 yards (4.52 YPC) with one touchdown. It looks like Whiz indeed wants McCluster to be his new Danny Woodhead, who rushed 106 times and caught 76 passes for the Chargers last season. "It could vary week to week," Whisenhunt said of McCluster's role. "As long as he makes a lot of plays he is going to get a lot of touches."

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ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky projects Dexter McCluster to fill the Danny Woodhead role in Ken Whisenhunt's offense.

Woodhead was Whiz's passing back in San Diego, erupting for 76 catches, 429 rushing yards and eight total touchdowns last season. We'd be surprised if McCluster had the same success. He's 30 pounds lighter than Woodhead and is more of a slot receiver than a check-down option in the passing game. McCluster is not going to get 106 carries like Woodhead did.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 5 Months

The Kansas City Star reports free agent Dexter McCluster will not be re-signing with the Chiefs, and has "4-5 suitors."

Per reporter Terez A. Paylor, McCluster is expected to have a new home by Tuesday evening. McCluster is coming off a career season, but the Chiefs are wise not to overpay. He's a gadget player who's most effective on special teams.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 6 Months

The Chiefs are expected to "make an effort" to re-sign free agent WR/PR Dexter McCluster.

McCluster had a career-best season both on punt returns and offense under Andy Reid, who has liked him since McCluster came out for the 2010 draft. McCluster is unlikely to command a large sum of money in free agency, and the Chiefs have plenty of cap. A three-year, $8-9 million deal would make sense for both sides.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 7 Months

Dexter McCluster caught seven passes for 52 yards in Kansas City's Wild Card loss to the Colts.

McCluster added one rush for three yards. McCluster has never exploded as the all-purpose weapon he was drafted as, but is coming off easily his best season. Each of his 53 catches, 511 yards and two touchdowns were new career highs, while he was a major weapon in the return game. An impending free agent, McCluster is never going to be a compelling fantasy option in leagues with return yardage, but is going to be coveted for his special-teams prowess. The Chiefs should make a meaningful effort to re-sign the 2010 second-rounder.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 7 Months

Dexter McCluster caught six passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 17 loss to San Diego.

With Dwayne Bowe (concussion) inactive and Donnie Avery barely playing, McCluster, A.J. Jenkins, and Junior Hemingway were the Chiefs' top two receivers in backup Chase Daniel's passing game. When the playoffs begin, McCluster will be the second best bet for targets on the Chiefs, behind only Bowe.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 7 Months

Dexter McCluster caught one pass for 11 yards in Week 16 versus the Colts.

McCluster was targeted three times on the day. He added 23 yards on three punt returns and was so close to breaking one for a touchdown. McCluster is far away from being fantasy relevant as the Chiefs' slot receiver.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 7 Months

Dexter McCluster (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 16.

He'll be the Chiefs' third passing-game option against the Colts, behind Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles. McCluster just isn't a fantasy option.

Dexter McCluster RB TEN 7 Months

The Chiefs expect Dexter McCluster (ankle) to return for Week 16.

McCluster is over his infection, which was not MRSA. Although McCluster is third on the Chiefs in catches, his main impact is on special teams. He shouldn't be in fantasy lineups for championship week.