The Kansas City Chiefs players have started to scatter around the country, though there is no real “off” season for NFL players. NBC Action News caught up with Dexter McCluster before he took off for a flight south where he will be working out to try and put himself in a better position for next season.
“I’m headed back to Florida. I didn’t want to go home so soon. But I had a great season here in Kansas City. I’m ready to get back and anxious to get back. Right now, I’m going to go home and enjoy some family.”
McCluster missed five games during the season. He said he had a high ankle sprain and the coaches didn’t want him to rush back before he was 100 percent. McCluster said he’s going to put on 10 pounds and work out hard during the offseason. He’ll train at the IMG headquarters in Bradenton, Florida.
“I’m ready to get home to that sunshine state.”
If somehow McCluster can add 10 pounds to his frame and hold onto his speed, we could see a more durable version of the weapon we saw early on in the season.
The key word right now for the soon-to-be second-year player “durability”. McCluster wasn’t the same player after that high ankle sprain and he also seemed to be slowed by a couple of huge hits, similar to the one in last week’s playoff game that resulted in a lost fumble.