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Dexter McCluster lands three-year deal in Tennessee

Dexter McCluster

Kansas City Chiefs’ Dexter McCluster (22) runs against the Buffalo Bills’ Stephon Gilmore (27) during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)


The Titans have themselves a new return man.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tennessee has signed former Chiefs punt returner Dexter McCluster to a three-year deal in the opening moments of free agency. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports the total value of the deal is $12 million with $4.5 million guaranteed.

McCluster’s departure from Kansas City was expected after reports on Monday that he informed the Chiefs that he’d be moving on. The 2010 second-round pick made the Pro Bowl as a returner last season after scoring two touchdowns and averaging 11.8 yards per return.

The Titans used several different returners without much success last season, making their need for a player with McCluster’s skills an obvious one. McCluster also caught 53 passes last season, so he’ll likely help out on offense in Tennessee as well.