Jets add RB Woodhead to practice squad, sign former Titans LB Fowler

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Danny Woodhead is back with the New York Jets.

The small, shifty running back was signed to the Jets' practice squad Tuesday, two days after being cut. The team released fullback Jehuu Caulcrick to make room for Woodhead on the eight-man unit.

Earlier Tuesday, the Jets signed free-agent linebacker Ryan Fowler and waived fullback Jason Davis. Terms of the deal with Fowler weren't disclosed.

Woodhead made the Jets' initial 53-man roster Saturday, but his stay was short-lived as he was waived the following day. He surprisingly went unclaimed and unsigned, and Jets coach Rex Ryan brought him back to the practice squad.

Woodhead, who has become a Jets fan favorite, ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. The former NCAA career rushing leader from Chadron State spent last season on injured reserve after injuring a knee during training camp with the Jets.

Fowler was released by the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after two seasons with the team. An outstanding special-teams player, Fowler has played in 62 NFL games, including 20 starts. He spent his first three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys after being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Duke.

Davis was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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