The Chargers are reportedly bringing in a new running back with Danny Woodhead lost for the season to a torn ACL.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Chargers plan to sign former Chief and Titan Dexter McCluster to their 53-man roster. Woodhead was placed on injured reserve Monday, although the Chargers would need to open a roster spot because they signed wide receiver Griff Whalen.
McCluster was released by the Titans early this month as they made their cut to 53 players, ending his run in Tennessee after two seasons. When he joined the team, they were coached by Ken Whisenhunt so McCluster’s arrival in San Diego would mark a reunion with the Chargers’ offensive coordinator.
McCluster’s greatest value to the Chargers will likely come as a receiver. He had 57 catches for Tennessee over the last two seasons and Woodhead’s absence opens up a role as a receiver out of the backfield with Melvin Gordon on hand to do the lion’s share of the running.