November 6 has been circled on Dexter McCluster's calendar since September 20.
After being cut by the Tennessee Titans on September 2, McCluster didn't know what was in store for him and his NFL career. Less than three weeks later, on the 20th, San Diego came calling and the Week 9 matchup against the Titans became a marquee game.
"The unique situation right now is that I just left Tennessee," he said. "I'm just thankful for the opportunity the Titans gave me for those two years I was down there. I know a lot of those guys, but it's going to be fun. We're friends outside the field but on the field it's game time."
While many players go radio silent when they play against their close friends, McCluster is taking a different approach. That is, until Saturday.
"I talked to one this morning on Snapchat. He was just saying how they'll be down Friday and how he's excited to see me. I'm going to keep on talking to them but on Saturday, it's show time and I'm going to turn that phone off."
While the emotional part of Sunday may run high, McCluster isn't letting the sentiments overshadow the magnitude of the game itself. While seeing his former teammates will be fun, what's most important is coming out with a victory for the Chargers.
"It's an important game, we have to find a way to get a win and pull it all together in all three phases. Where we are now, as a team we definitely need this win to propel us. Being in Tennessee for two years, you have to kind of remember it, but separate it as well."
With two seasons as a Titan under his belt, think McCluster has tipped any of his Chargers coaches and teammates? While it hasn't happened yet, don't say it won't.
As he slyly alluded, "We might have a couple conversations here and there."