Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign OL Caylin Hauptmann, waive QB Dan LeFevour

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Former Chicago Bears quarterback Dan LeFevour. UPI/Brian Kersey
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann on Wednesday, adding depth to the line.

The Bucs also waived No. 4 quarterback Dan LeFevour to make room on the roster.


The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Hauptmann originally entered the league as a college free agent out of Florida International with the Cleveland Browns in 2013. In his NFL career, he has spent time with Browns, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. In 2013, Hauptmann spent 13 weeks on the Seahawks' active roster but was inactive for 10 games and did not play in three others.

Hauptmann, 25, has been a part of two Super Bowl championship teams, winning Super Bowl XLVII with Seattle and Super Bowl XLIX with New England.

LeFevour, 29, has never played in the NFL. His departure leaves the Bucs with three quarterbacks: starter Jameis Winston and backups Mike Glennon and Ryan Griffin.

LeFevour had been reunited with Bucs quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian, who was at Central Michigan as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach while LeFevour was in college.


LeFevour signed with the Bucs in April after playing in the Canadian Football League since the 2012 season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes.

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