Jehuu Caulcrick, the former Clymer High School and Michigan State University standout, was among 22 players cut on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills.
"Every decision is a difficult decision," Bills' head coach Chan Gailey said in a statement. "There are no easy decisions, obviously. It not only involves your football team but it involves their life, their profession and their goals and dreams. And that's the hardest day of the year for me. You make decisions for a lot of different reasons. You all do your job with knowledge, insight and opinion. We make decisions the same way; knowledge insight and opinion. We feel it's best for the opportunity to beat Kansas City and for the future of our football team. Each individual decision is on its own merit. It's a tough year."
The 28-year-old fullback was called up from the Bills' practice squad on Nov. 10, 2010, and saw action 11 days later in a 49-31 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. In that game he had one rushing attempt for three yards and a first down.
Jehuu Caulcrick has been part of four teams since entering the NFL in 2008.
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Prior to his time with the Bills, Caulcrick had been signed to the New York Jets' (2008), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' (2009) and the San Francisco 49ers' (2009) practice squads.
Due to NFL rules, which state that a player may not participate on the practice squad for more than three seasons, Caulcrick may not resign with another team unless he will be part of the 53-man roster.
Caulcrick attended Michigan State University and became one of the top running backs in school history. After a freshman campaign in 2004 in which he was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by Sporting News, Caulcrick continued his stellar play over the next three seasons despite sharing time with Javon Ringer (currently Chris Johnson's backup in Tennessee). By his graduation in 2007, Caulcrick held the school record for rushing touchdowns in a season (21), was 10th all-time in MSU history for rushing yards (2,395 for a 4.5 average) and was second for touchdowns scored at 39 - just four shy of the record.
Among other Bills' cuts with ties to the Western New York were former Buffalo Bulls receiver Naaman Roosevelt and Jon Corto, an Orchard Park native.