The Titans have officially ended the season of all-purpose weapon Dexter McCluster, the team announced today (via Twitter). McCluster has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, and wide receiver Rico Richardson has been promoted from the practice squad to take his place on the roster.
McCluster, 25, inked a three-year deal with the Titans after spending the first four years of his career with the Chiefs. A Pro Bowler in 2013 for his exceptional work on punt returns, McCluster has underwhelmed in Tennessee this year. For the season, he recorded 26 catches for 197 yards, along with 40 carries for 131 yards for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Those numbers are well below his Kansas City averages of 375 receiving yards per season and 4.4 yards per carry. McCluster also didn’t contribute much in the return game for the Titans.
While McCluster didn’t have an overly productive first year with the Titans, he’ll likely return to the team next season. He’s currently on the books for a cap hit of $3.35MM, and would count for $2MM against the cap if he were released.