Andy Reid has some plans for Dexter McCluster

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told the Kansas City Star that there’s a place on his team for running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster.

“He’s not the biggest guy in the world, but he’s got a heart of a lion,” Reid said. “He’s got that … tremendous quickness and can catch. He’s pretty good at running the football, so there is a place for him. You line him up everywhere. You can move him around and kind of do some unique things with him.

“I like McCluster. I think he’s a good football player and he has a role on this football team. I’ve got some things in mind for him.”

Reid admitted he was interested in drafting McCluster when he was in Philly.

“I was interested in drafting him,” Reid said. “It just didn’t fall that way. But I did have some interest. I liked him as a football player. He’s a unique talent because he can do a couple, three different things for you whether it’s special teams as a returner or whether it’s offense as a receiver or a running back.

“His value … is that you can move him into different spots where you can utilize his talents the best. You saw what Charlie (Weis) did with him the one year when he kind of mixed him in the different positions offensively. He can handle it. He’s a sharp kid. Obviously he’s a talented kid.”

It will be interesting to see what Reid has in store for McCluster.  It seems like the previous coaching staff didn’t really know what to do with him.  I think Reid will help him flourish in his offense.


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