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Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 2/36 -- Dexter McCluster, WR, 5-8, 165, Mississippi, A versatile offensive performer who can run, catch and even pass, McCluster will be very busy in Haley and Charlie Weis' offense -- think former Giants RB Dave Meggett as an example. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Dexter McCluster News
10/11/16 - RB Dexter McCluster replaced Travis Benjamin as the punt returner on Sunday. Benjamin has struggled in the role.
10/11/16 - RB Dexter McCluster is believed to remain as the punt retuner, replacing Travis Benjamin. McCluster, who was signed two weeks ago, continues to see his role expand. McCluster (hamstring), though, was limited in Wednesday's workout.
09/27/16 - RB Dexter McCluster, who was signed in the day leading up to Sunday's game, replaced Craig Mager as the kickoff returner. He averaged nearly 20 yards on two returns.
09/21/16 - RB Dexter McCluster was signed to the squad as the team reacts to losing Danny Woodhead (knee). McCluster is a versatile back, like Woodhead, and has experience in the offense when playing for Ken Whisenhunt in Tennessee.
09/20/16 - RB Dexter McCluster signed with the Chargers on the heels of the team losing Danny Woodhead to a season-ending torn ACL injury.
McCluster was released by Tennessee on the last round of cuts before the start of the regular season, ending his run with the Titans after just two seasons. The 28 year old will reunite with former Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt, who is now the Chargers' offensive coordinator.
McCluster joins fellow running backs Melvin Gordon, Kenneth Farrow, Andrew Williams and fullback Derek Watt on San Diego's roster.
McCluster enjoyed his best season in 2013, earning Pro Bowl honors after leading the NFL with two punt returns for touchdowns as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. He wrapped up his time in Tennessee with 247 rushing yards and 260 receiving in 2015.
Woodhead was placed on injured reserve Monday, one day after sustaining an ACL injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He led all NFL running backs in receptions last year and is the second crucial player in as many weeks to be lost for the season.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen went down with an ACL injury in the opening-week loss at Kansas City.