Jehuu Caulcrick is a member of the New York Jets' practice squad.
The former Clymer Central School star was one of eight players signed to the squad, as announced by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Eric Mangini on Monday afternoon.
The practice squad consists of mostly rookies, who were cut during training camp. Practice squad players practice alongside regular roster players during the week, but are not allowed to play in actual games.
Caulcrick, the only running back on the practice squad, joined the Jets in early May as an undrafted free agent following a stellar career at Michigan State where he rushed for 39 touchdowns, including 21 in his senior season. During the Jets' preseason this summer, Caulcrick had four carries for 10 yards and caught five passes for 18 yards.
According to Wikipedia, the on-line encyclopedia, the minimum practice player salary from 2008 to 2010 is $5,200 per week for 17 weeks, or $88,400 per season, in comparison to the NFL minimum rookie salary of $285,000. Practice players are also ineligible for many fringe benefits such as service time and pensions. They hope to be promoted to the active roster either by their current team, or by another team who is scouting them. They retain free agent status and may sign with any team they wish without compensation to the original team.
The Jets open their season Sunday on the road against the Miami Dolphins.
Caulcrick was not immediately available for comment Monday night.