Titans Place Dexter McCluster on IR; Sign WR Rico Richardson to Active Roster

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Tennessee Titans have placed RB Dexter McCluster (knee) on injured reserve and replaced him on the active roster with WR Rico Richardson, the team announced today.

McCluster, signed as an unrestricted free agent from the Kansas City Chiefs during the offseason, finishes the 2014 season with 40 carries for 131 yards (3.3-yard avg.) and 26 receptions for 197 yards (7.6-yard avg.) and one touchdown.

McCluster started 23 of 58 games for the Chiefs from 2010-13, logging 172 receptions for 1,500 yards (8.7 avg.) and four touchdowns, while carrying 152 times for 662 yards and one TD. He also returned 79 punts for 959 yards (12.1 avg.) with three touchdowns and 52 kickoffs for 1,087 yards, earning a Pro Bowl berth in 2013.

Richardson was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Chiefs following the 2013 NFL Draft. Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the 6-foot-1-inch, 185-pounder spent seven weeks on the Houston Texans' practice squad in 2013.  

The Jackson State product was signed by the Titans late in the 2014 offseason to provide depth at the wide receiver position. He was waived by the Titans on Aug. 30 and subsequently signed to the team's practice squad.

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