The Tennessee Titans brought in Dexter McCluster from the Kansas City Chiefs, and he is already turning heads in the Titans’ offseason work out program. Wide receiver Nate Washington was one of those praising his new teammate.
“Amazing. I’ve seen his feet. I’ve seen his quickness. I think he’s going to bring some true playmaking ability to not only our run game, but our pass game,” Washington said, via the Tennessean. “I’m pretty sure coach (Ken) Whisenhunt has some tricks up his sleeve to put him in some positions and make some plays.”
With the Chiefs he was used more as a wide receiver than a running back, with over 50 catches in the last two seasons. During the 2011 campaign McCluster carried the ball 114 times for 514 yards, but in his three other professional seasons he hasn’t had more than 20 carries.
With running back Chris Johnson no longer in the Titans’ backfield, they could be looking to use McCluster in a role similar to running back Danny Woodhead. New Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt has already said he sees McCluster as more of a running back than a wide receiver.
“He has a body of work for four years now that you have evidence of what he can do,” Whisenhunt said, via the Tennessean.
“He has lined up in the backfield and had success, he’s lined up in the slot and had success. He’s been a very good returner in the league. Those are three pretty strong components of a resume right there. I know he is versed in all of those things, and how he fits specifically … we’ll see.”
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