From what Kromer is saying I'd take it to mean they see moving ERod back into that H-back/Move TE role and looking for a more conventional lead blocker type which Clutts was. He could catch a little but he's not a guy you're gonna throw to often I agree with you there. Safety valve releases that can get you 3-5 yards is about all he'd be good for. But I'd much prefer him back there picking up blitzes and allowing Forte to get out and catch passes.
As far as last season goes we got the better of the trade because Tice wasn't interested in what Clutts could do well and McManis turned into a hell of a good STeam guy for us. I don't regret it from that aspect but if we're going to be looking for a FB/STeams guy and Clutts is released by Houston he's a guy I'd be looking at.