San Diego

Chargers Sign New Running Back

The Chargers did not wait long to try and replace injured running back Danny Woodhead. On Tuesday, San Diego signed versatile back Dexter McCluster.

The 5-8, 170-pound McCluster brings a similar versatility to the Chargers offense that Woodhead had. He should be able to adjust quickly to the Chargers offense. McCluster spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons in Tennessee with current Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

McCluster was a 2nd round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010. In his first NFL game, he returned a punt 94 yards for a touchdown against the Chargers. McCluster has scored 12 career NFL touchdowns as a punt and kick returner, running back and wide receiver.

To make room on the roster, the Bolts waived wide receiver Isaiah Burse, who was active for just one game with San Diego.

The Bolts made a couple of other moves, adding tight end Austin Taylor, a rookie from Wisconsin, to the practice squad. Taylor went to training camp with Dallas as an undrafted free agent. The Chargers also released tackle Austin Shepherd from the practice squad.

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