DEXTER MCCLUSTER NEWS

Titans using 4 running backs to replace Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dexter McCluster could hear the Chiefs yelling, making sure each knew the speedster was on the field for the Titans. Rookie Bishop Sankey noticed defenders taking advantage of a timeout to see who Tennessee had in the huddle. Paying close attention is a must with the Titans using not one, two, three but four different running backs to replace Chris Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

McCluster appreciates that the Chiefs 'didn't try to blow smoke up my tail'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No smoke. No baloney. No hard feelings, either. "It came down to the last minute," Dexter McCluster said Wednesday when asked about the Kansas City Chiefs, the only NFL organization -- and family -- he'd ever known until six months ago. "But one thing that I thanked them for was being honest. They didn't try to blow smoke up my tail."...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kansas City Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas burns Bengals

One of the bigger question marks this season for the Kansas City Chiefs is how to replace the production of running back Dexter McCluster, who signed a three-year deal with the Titans back in March. Of course it wasn’t his work in the backfield that the Chiefs might be missing. During the 2013 season McCluster led all NFL punt returners with 686 return yards and two touchdowns...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans: He is Dexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster was brought into Tennessee to replace the explosiveness of Chris Johnson. He signed a three-year contract worth $12 million with $4.5 million in guaranteed money. And don’t forget this was all before Johnson was cut.McCluster gives the Titans more than Johnson did. Even if you don’t want to admit it, it’s true. He can return kickoffs and punts. He can line...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dexter McCluster ready for hitting with Titans

When Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked about Dexter McCluster's impressive running on the first day of training camp, he offered praise – but tossed in one additional comment. "The big thing next for him is going to be when we get into a game, can he shake those tackles and can he get those positive yards?" Whisenhunt said. "I've seen him do it on tape...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Mettenberger sucker-punched by Alabama fan

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was sucker-punched over the weekend at a Nashville bar, reports The Tennessean. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill on Division Street told The Tennessean that Mettenberger was punched in the face but did not need medical attention. “Here’s the truth: The guy said something about ‘Roll Tide!’ to Zach...
Via Sports-Glory
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans To Employ Running Back By Committee?

  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean writes that the Titans plan on using a running back by committee this season, though he believes that rookie RB Bishop Sankey “will be the busiest back.“ Wyatt notes that RB Dexter McCluster made the most of his opportunities during the offseason workouts, while RB Shonn Greene is no “slam dunk” to make the roster. Most teams employ some form...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster solid fantasy football options

Training camp is inching closer by the day, which means fantasy football leagues are starting to open back up after a long layoff. From NFL.com’s Michael Fabiano, he’s got Bishop Sankey as the only rookie that could feasibly be selected in the first five rounds: “48. Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans: The lone rookie worth a pick in the first five rounds, Sankey has a...
Via cover32 - Titans
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down all the new faces of the 2014 Tennessee Titans

This year’s Tennessee Titans feature a lot of new faces, including head coach Ken Whisenhunt and the majority of his coaching staff. It will be hard to recognize this team at first with all of the new additions on offense and defense. The roster changes will make for an important offseason, as the first four weeks of the regular season will be challenging. The players will have...
Via isportsweb.com
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans opening up playbook for versatile newcomer McCluster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When discussing the process of designing plays for versatile offensive weapon Dexter McCluster, Ken Whisenhunt nearly spoke in a riddle following the second day of mandatory minicamp on Wednesday. "There are things outside of the playbook, as you would characterize it, that are in the playbook for him," the first-year Titans coach said. Thus, when roll...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans: full position breakdown and analysis at wide receiver

The Tennessee Titans have methodically built the wide receiver position into a solid one on their roster, and a stable quarterback situation may be the only thing keeping this unit from breaking out. There are a few spots up for grabs in training camp, but the top three spots are pretty set in stone. This unit is still very young overall but loaded with a lot of upside. The losses...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Dexter McCluster is the Tennessee Titans’ Swiss Army knife

Dexter McCluster signed with the Tennessee Titans during the offseason to practically be everything Chris Johnson was not. He’s a solid pass-catcher, he makes decisive runs and can line up virtually everywhere. So when Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com was speaking with tight end Delanie Walker, it was no surprise to hear Walker gush over McCluster’s versatitliy. “We’re going to...
Via cover32 - Titans
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down Tennessee Titans running back depth

No other position will look more different in 2014 for the Tennessee Titans than at running back. The departure of Chris Johnson, the addition of Dexter McCluster and the drafting of Bishop Sankey will make for a very new look in the Titans running game. Expect to see the Titans use a running back-by-committee approach and who plays will be based on the flow of the game, depending...
Via isportsweb.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What did the Tennessee Titans’ Dexter McCluster pay for No. 22?

For Dexter McCluster, it’s a numbers game. From youth football to the NFL, he has worn No. 22 on his football jersey. It’s a homage to his father, Marcus, who wore the number in high school ans as a running back at Eastern Kentucky in the early ’90s. McCluster is serious about it. He includes No. 22 when he signs autographs for fans. His personal website is mccluster22.com...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to Nashville: Meet the new Titans

As NFL Draft weekend has wrapped up, the Tennessee Titans are ready to welcome another group of young players (including Taylor Lewan). So I thought I would take the time to introduce the newest Titans, via free agency. Dexter McCluster The first off-season signing for the Titans, McCluster joins the team after playing his first four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. McCluster...
Via cover32 - Titans
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Titans showing major interest in Tre Mason

The Tennessee Titans decided to move on from former superstar running back Chris Johnson this offseason, and now they are turning their attention to finding his replacement in the NFL Draft. According to reports from Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans could be targeting Auburn running back Tre Mason with the 42nd overall pick. Mason has been all over the place as far...
Via Sports-Glory
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans safety Bernard Pollard: Team has 'sucked butt'

Tennessee Titans safety Benard Pollard, who signed a two-year extension this offseason, wants to win now. “We have been a team where we have sucked butt. And I’m just being perfectly honest with you,” Pollard said, via Terry McCormick of TitansInsider. “We have sucked butt, and it’s time for us to turn that corner. Like I said last year and this year, we’re gonna knock...
Via Sports-Glory
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dexter McCluster's skills wow Titans teammates

If any Titans player can offer a good scouting report of running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster, it's probably fellow free-agent signee Shaun Phillips. That's because the veteran linebacker spent part of the past four seasons – three in San Diego and one in Denver – trying to tackle McCluster, who played for the AFC West rival Chiefs during that stretch. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Dexter McCluster, running back ☆

When the Titans made Dexter McCluster their first signing of free agency this offseason, I noted he had played both wide receiver and running back in the NFL, and noted Whisenhunt’s challenge was to make him a more effective player than he had been. Since then, the Titans have indicated McCluster will at least start off playing more running back than wide receiver. To get a better...
Via Total Titans
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes on the Titans ☆

More in-depth looks at Dexter McCluster, running back, and the other new Titans are coming, eventually, as are more draft thoughts, but in the meantime here are the Titans-related things that have caught my eye recently: 1.Kamerion Wimbley recently renegotiated his contract. Of the two recent contract restructure (I’ll get to the second next), his is the bigger deal because he...
Via Total Titans
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Kansas City Chiefs Replace Dexter McCluster?

Dexter McCluster was the 33rd overall selection of the 2010 NFL Draft.Immediately in his first Kansas City Chiefs offseason program, the diminutive player became a fan favorite after destroying shoe after shoe with his ability to cut on a dime at full speed. It was a great storyline throughout his first training camp.Chiefs fans loved the little guy even more after he ran a punt...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect Titans to tap Dexter McCluster's versatility

When envisioning how the Titans might use Dexter McCluster, it's easy at first glance to see the 5-foot-8, 170-pounder as a third-down, pass-catching specialist, the kind of player who's a tough matchup for linebackers. Based on the contract the free agent signed and the comments Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made, however, it's clear McCluster actually will play a more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans make low-key splash in free agency, sign McCluster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans jumped into the free agency pool last year like the big neighborhood kid showing off his best cannonball. This time around, though, it will be more like a quick dip and nowhere near the $100 million spent on free agency -- in hopes of bolstering the roster of a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2008. On the first day of free agency, the Titans...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans add Dexter McCluster, re-sign Leon Washington

For the second consecutive season, the Titans were active on the first day of free agency, making multiple moves. They retained one of their own players, re-signing return man/running back Leon Washington to a one-year deal. They also added wide receiver/returner/running back Dexter McCluster, formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs, to a three-year deal. An all-around offensive weapon...
Via Total Titans
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Tennessee Titans sign Dexter McCluster

[Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images] With free agency officially kicking off at 4:00 pm ET today, the transactions are coming through at a tremendous rate. For the Tennessee Titans, they have kicked off free agency with a bang signing former Kansas City Chief Dexter McCluster. McCluster who is a playmaker in the receiving and return game will bring life to the Titans’ offense...
Via Total Sports Live
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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