Dexter McCluster let the Kansas City Chiefs know on Monday afternoon that he was unlikely to stay with the team once the NFL free agency period kicked off at 4 p.m. ET today, and he is already beginning to generate some interest on the open market.
McCluster is expected to find a new home on Tuesday evening, and it appears that the San Francisco 49ers could be one of the potential suitors.
According to Bill Williamson from ESPN, the 49ers are a team to watch when it comes to adding the speedster.
#49ers One name to keep an eye on if price is right and team goes outside is #Chiefs WR/returner Dexter McCluster. Could be some interest.
— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) March 11, 2014
Not only would McCluster be able to add even more speed to the 49ers offense on the edge, but also he is a valuable player on special teams and could fill the void in the return game that was left when the 49ers released Kyle Williams -- who interestingly enough signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
MORE: NFL free agency rumors | Potential FA busts | 2014 NFL free agency predictions The teams completed a trade that sent A.J. Jenkins to Kansas City and Jonathan Baldwin to San Francisco right before the 2013 season, so McCluster to San Francisco would just continue the revolving door that both teams have at the position.