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Versatile wide receiver Dexter McCluster starting to find niche within Kansas City Chiefs

  • Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Dexter McCluster (22) runs through New York Giants defenders for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Dexter McCluster (22) runs through New York Giants defenders for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Dexter McCluster (22) gets past New York Giants' Damontre Moore (98) during the second half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. McCluster scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Kansas City Chiefs kick returner Dexter McCluster (22) gets past New York Giants' Damontre Moore (98) during the second half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. McCluster scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) flexes his muscles following an NFL football game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Chiefs defeated the Giants 31-7. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) flexes his muscles following an NFL football game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The Chiefs defeated the Giants 31-7. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

Dexter McCluster figures he watched his shake-and-baking punt return about 500 times last weekend, a dynamic touchdown run that helped his Kansas City Chiefs beat the New York Giants.

Don't think for a second that he was exaggerating, either.

It was the kind of dynamic return that the Chiefs have been hoping to get out of McCluster, their former second-round draft pick who has struggled to find his niche in the NFL.

McCluster believes that he's starting to get on track under new coach Andy Reid, though, and besides: The Chiefs are off to a 4-0 start. As McCluster points out, that's what really matters.