Posted on Mon, May. 28, 2012 09:05 PM
Chiefs want bigger things from McCluster
Chiefs switch speedy player to receiver, but that move may not be permanent.
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
For the second time in his still-young NFL career, Dexter McCluster is a wide receiver. But stay tuned to his situation, because soon he could be a running back, also for the second time.
That’s a lot of movement for a player who joined the Chiefs only two years ago. But it suggests the rather obvious: The Chiefs are struggling to find some value from McCluster, the first of their two second-round picks in 2010.
“We feel like he knows how to play running back, and we can put him over at running back at any point in time, but we felt like he needed the work at wide receiver,” said coach Romeo Crennel, explaining why McCluster has again shifted positions. “So we gave him the work at wide receiver. If we need him at running back then we’ll put him at running back. Probably what that will do is open it up for us to be able to use him however and whenever we need him at whatever position. He’s taken to it really well. He’s been enthusiastic about it, so that is working out pretty well for us.”
Perhaps mindful of an easier path to playing time, McCluster didn’t resist the move.
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