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Last night one free agent may have tipped his hand to his new destination:
@Jacobs71 I think DMC is going to Cleveland. He just started following them on twitter. Can't imagine any other reason why he would lol
— Bryce Perry (@BPerryKC) March 11, 2014
That then got picked up by people with more Twitter followers. Dexter McCluster did indeed recently follow the official Cleveland Browns Twitter feed.
McCluster is a slot type receiver who plays a little running back and returns punts and kicks. McCluster, only 25, was drafted #36 overall, in the second round, by the Kansas City Chiefs. In his 4 seasons in the NFL he has compiled 172 receptions and 5 touchdowns in the air. He has also rushed the ball 152 times with a 4.4 yard average and another touchdown. McCluster has 3 punt returns for touchdowns as well, adding to his noted versatility.
McCluster would fit a need for the Browns as a slot receiver. While not expected to be highly paid the Browns will most likely have to overpay a bit to get McCluster to sign so quickly in the process. New GM Ray Farmer was a part of the Chiefs when they drafted McCluster and could be the connection that helped him make the decision to come to Cleveland. Obviously this is all based on a Twitter follow but McCluster only follows 67 accounts so it could be meaningful. The Browns also have a need for a #3 receiver which McCluster could fill, as well as filling in on returns until Travis Benjamin is fully healthy.
Do you read into this as much as many on Twitter? What do you think of McCluster as a first day signing? He, along with Donte Whitner, would be quality players but not big names (should not get big contracts either). Is that a good start for this year’s free agency?