According to Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com, via Twitter, Kansas City Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster lined up at WR for the team’s first OTA session today.
McCluster began his career with the Chiefs as a WR but after a rookie season in which he was not particularly effective, the team moved him to RB in 2011.
As a rookie playing mostly receiver, McCluster had 21 receptions for 209 yards and one touchdown.
Ironically, in 2011, McCluster caught twice as many balls playing running back. McCluster had 46 receptions last season for 328 yards and one TD.
As a running back, McCluster got only 18 touches in 2010, gaining 71 yards. Last season, however, McCluster snagged 114 rushing attempts, gaining 516 yards. He scored one rushing TD.
So is he a WR or a RB?
I wouldn’t read into this too much one way or the other. New offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has a lot of offensive weapons to play with and he will likely try a lot of different things with a guy like McCluster. We learned last season that McCluster can be an effective third down style back. If Daboll can find a way to make him more dangerous in the passing game, the Chiefs will be able to cause even more problems for defenses.
What do you think, Addicts? Are the Chiefs considering moving McCluster back to WR or are they just trying some different looks early on as they build their new offense?