Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune writes that the Chargers are expected to explore available free agent additions at running back now that they’ve lost RB Danny Woodhead for the season, due to a torn ACL.
According to Gehlken, one player worth keeping an eye on in the coming days is former Titans RB Dexter McCluster.
McCluster previously worked with Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt while the two were in Tennessee, so it wouldn’t be all that hard for him to transition into San Diego’s offense. He also has a similar type of skill set to Woodhead.
The Jets worked out McCluster a few weeks ago, but did not sign him to a contract.
McCluster, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2010. He spent four years in Kansas City before signing a three-year, $9 million contract with the Titans. that includes $4.5 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $2.275 million in 2016.
He was in the final year of his contract and set to make a base salary of $2.275 million in 2016.
In 2015, McCluster ended with him appearing in 11 games and rushing for 247 yards on 55 carries (4.5 YPC) to go along with 31 receptions for 260 yards receiving and two total touchdowns. McCluster also contributed 502 total return yards.
We’ll have more regarding the Chargers’ options as the news is available.