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Titans Sign Dexter McCluster

By Brett Spielberg



Dexter McCluster just got paid by the Titans. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images.
Dexter McCluster just got paid by the Titans. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images.

The Tennessee Titans have signed hybrid offensive weapon Dexter McCluster to a three-year deal worth as much as $12 million with $4 million guaranteed, according to reports.

McCluster, 25, was the Kansas City Chiefs' second-round pick in the 2010 draft. Initially labeled a top-flight running back/receiver with limitless potential, he struggled until establishing himself as a solid option for punt returns. He peaked this past year, scoring two touchdowns on returns and earning a spot in the Pro Bowl.

Primarily used as a slot option and on special teams, it will be interesting to see if McCluster can make his mark on the Titans. His signing likely indicates the departure of Chris Johnson, though McCluster is not a traditional running back. Given his average annual salary of $4 million, he should get quite a few more snaps, both as a reciever and a running back, possibly serving as a go-to target for the oft-scrambling Jake Locker.