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Dexter McCluster | Running Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 170
College: Mississippi
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Dexter McCluster rushed three times for eight yards and caught one pass for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Interestingly, the Titans used Leon Washington as their primary third-down back in the first half. McCluster saw just one snap until a drive late in the first half in which Jake Locker executed a four-minute drill nicely. He ended up playing on nine of 26 first-half snaps, and has seven carries for 27 yards and three catches for 26 yards so far this preseason. We're not bullish on McCluster's chances of carving out effectiveness as a poor man's Danny Woodhead in Ken Whisenhunt's offense. Aug 23 - 10:14 PM

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Dexter McCluster operated as the No. 2 running back in Tennessee's preseason opener against the Packers.

McCluster worked with the second team ahead of Bishop Sankey, rushing for 19 yards on three carries. He also played over Shonn Greene on third downs. McCluster is being tried out in the Danny Woodhead role in Ken Whisenhunt's offense, but remains unlikely to come into fantasy value.
Aug 9 - 9:44 PM

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.
Apr 7 - 10:00 AM

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."
Mar 13 - 12:43 PM

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. Even though he's played running back before, McCluster is a poor bet to get 106 carries like Woodhead did.
Mar 12 - 8:08 AM

Titans agreed to terms with WR/PR Dexter McCluster, formerly of the Chiefs, on a three-year contract.

The deal is worth "up to" $12 million, and includes $4.5 million guaranteed. It's surprising that McCluster was the Titans' first order of business, as receiver is one of the few places they have depth. Either way, McCluster is a nifty No. 3/4 pass catcher, and a game-breaker on special teams. Although he's coming off a career year as a wideout, returns are where he'll make his impact in Nashville.
Mar 11 - 4:18 PM

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.
Mar 10 - 3:44 PM

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

McCluster had a career year both on 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.
Jan 11 - 3:35 PM

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 without 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.
Jan 4 - 9:19 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:10:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 06:37:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 02:26:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 09:26:00 PM

Dexter McCluster (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

McCluster is tentatively on track to play, but will have to avoid setbacks with his infected ankle. He's not a viable WR5 for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Dexter McCluster (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

McCluster missed last week's win over the Raiders with an infected cut on his ankle. He's on the mend but is a player to avoid in fantasy Super Bowl week.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 05:15:00 PM