Chargers Sign RB Dexter McCluster, Waive WR Isaiah Burse



The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that they’ve officially signed RB Dexter McCluster and placed WR Isaiah Burse on waivers.


Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers are planning to sign veteran RB Dexter McCluster to a contract as they try to replace Danny Woodhead, who was lost for the season.

The idea of McCluster joining the Chargers was mentioned yesterday by Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune.

The moves makes sense considering that McCluster previously worked with Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt while the two were in Tennessee, so it won’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.

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.


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