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Bucs Add OL Caylin Hauptmann

Tampa Bay has signed second-year lineman Caylin Hauptmann, who already possesses a pair of Super Bowl rings…To make room on the roster, the team released fourth QB Dan LeFevour.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin the second week of their 2016 training camp with a little more offensive line depth and a more streamlined quarterback rotation.

Those are the end results of a pair of roster moves the Buccaneers announced as they returned to the practice field on Wednesday morning: The team has signed second-year offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann and waived quarterback Dan LeFevour.

Originally an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns in 2013, Hauptmann has not yet taken a regular-season snap, but he has shown an excellent ability to be in the right place at the right time. The former Florida International standout has already collected two Super Bowl championship rings, first with the Seattle Seahawks at the end of his rookie season and then with the New England Patriots the following year.

Hauptmann (6-3, 300) first joined the Seahawks in September of 2013 when he was signed directly off the Browns' practice squad. He was a game-day inactive for all but three of the remaining games on Seattle's schedule, including the playoffs, and he did not appear in the three games for which he was active.

After briefly going back to the Browns as a waiver claim in 2014, he ended up on the Patriots' practice squad for most of that season, including the playoffs. He was still on that unit when New England won Super Bowl XLIX over his former team. Hauptmann went back to training camp with the Patriots in 2015 but was not on an NFL team during the regular season.

Hauptmann, who hails from Los Angeles, played three seasons at Florida International, starting at left tackle in all 37 games in which he appeared. He also threw the shot put while at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California in 2009.

LeFevour signed with the Buccaneers shortly before the 2016 NFL Draft and took part in the Bucs' offseason program. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth-round in 2010 and subsequently spent time with Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Jacksonville. LeFevour also played in the Canadian Football League for four seasons in Hamilton and Montreal. With his release, the Bucs' quarterback depth chart consists of Jameis Winston, Mike Glennon and Ryan Griffin.

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