REPORT: Chargers plan to sign Dexter McCluster to replace Danny Woodhead

Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster (22) tries to break a tackle by Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

After learning that Running Back Danny Woodhead has a torn ACL yesterday, an injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, the San Diego Chargers had to find a free agent to replace him as the team’s 3rd down RB.

It seems as though they found someone that knows the offense already, is well-known and well-liked by the coaching staff, and can fill some of Woodhead’s role in the offense as well as add some more depth to the kick and punt return units.

Chargers fans will remember McCluster for his time with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he totaled over 2000 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns over four seasons. He was signed by Ken Whisenhunt to the Tennessee Titans in 2014 and essentially played the same role for them as Woodhead has for the Chargers in recent years, making this an easy transition for the team.

One thing is for sure, the Chargers will need McCluster to play a big role going forward if they’re hoping to make the playoffs this season.



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