Teondray Caldwell has left the Washington State football program, as was first reported by Cougfan.com's Chris Shaw. The team's representatives have a policy of not commenting on player attrition or transfers, but I have been able to confirm that the report is accurate.
Caldwell, a junior, will have to sit out the remainder of the season, as well as his new team's first two games next season if he transfers to an FBS school
We have more on this story after the jump.
(Update 5:02: Because Caldwell played in WSU's first game of the season he is not eligible to use his available redshirt at a new institution.)
A part-time starter at running back last season, Caldwell was passed on the depth chart by players like Jamal Morrow, Gerard Wicks and Theron West. The coaches switched Caldwell to defense and he started at safety in the season-opener against Rutgers, making four tackles.
But Caldwell had a smaller role in WSU's second game with redshirt freshman Darius Lemora starting in his place. Caldwell worked primarily with the scout team in practice this week and Sulaiman Hameed is listed as Lemora's backup on this week's depth chart.
According to Shaw's report Caldwell left the team on Tuesday. Reporters at practice on Wednesday and Thursday thought they spotted Caldwell – there are two defensive players that wear No. 34 and two were present – but that would appear to be inaccurate.
Caldwell had 50 carries for 271 yards and a touchdown in 2013, in addition to 26 receptions for 130 yards.