Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 1/28/12
Is there a size restriction on NFL running backs? If you've paid attention to the flap in Kansas City about the future of Dexter McCluster, you could be forgiven for drawing that conclusion. The Chiefs, it seems, were busy scouting running backs during workouts for the Senior Bowl -- despite the fact that Pro Bowler Jamaal Charles is expected to return from injury and McCluster's effectiveness in 2011. They can't seem to make themselves believe that the speedy McCluster -- 5-foot-8, 170 pounds -- will manage to withstand the pounding required in a league full of giants. Last year's offensive coordinator, Bill Muir, admitted near the end of the season that McCluster probably should have been more involved in game plans. "In retrospect, I would have liked to have found more ways to get him the ball more often," Muir said, after McCluster wound up as the team's second-leading rusher despite just 114 carries. "You go into the season thinking you don't want to wear him out." So in ...
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