Jets sign Burnell/Caylor to the practice squad

The New York Jets announced today they have signed running back/kickoff returner Keith Burnell and center Drew Caylor to their practice squad.

Burnell, 5-11, 205 pounds, was previously a member of the Jets' 2003 practice squad and spent a portion of 2004 training camp with the Jets before being released on August 23, 2004. The Chesapeake, VA native played two years at Virginia Tech (1999-2001) before transferring to the University of Delaware for his final season (2002). He played in 34 collegiate games, with 16 starts, totaling 1,718 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 395 carries. This preseason, Burnell saw action in game two against Indianapolis, where he carried the ball three times for 22 yards.

Drew Caylor, a 6-5, 291-pound center, made his way to the Jets from the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad on September 22. Originally drafted in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh, Caylor was released from the Steelers' roster on September 5, 2004 and signed to their practice squad on September 6, 2004. He spent his collegiate career at Stanford and was a defensive lineman his first three years before moving to the opposite side of the ball in his senior season. He took over the starting center spot for the final seven games of Stanford's 2003 campaign. Caylor was on the Jets' active roster but was inactive for games three and four against Miami and Buffalo, respectively. He was waived yesterday.


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