The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing Super Bowl-winning offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann, his agent told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hauptmann has two Super Bowl rings, one with the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 season, and one with the New England Patriots in the 2014 season. According to Rapoport, he’s the only player in NFL history to do so without ever playing in a game.
Hauptmann has been on and off practice squads over the past three years aftering entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Florida International in 2013. In addition to the Seahawks and Patriots, he’s also spent some time with the Cleveland Browns. While he’s been on some 53-man rosters, he’s never actually been active for a game.
Hauptmann’s probably a depth signing meant to alleviate the issues created by Caleb Benenoch’s injury, as the fifth-round pick was seen wearing a walking boot and on crutches. The Bucs have a lot of depth on the line, though, and while Hauptmann may win another Super Bowl ring, it probably won’t be as an active member of the Bucs’ squad.
Update: According to Greg Auman, the Bucs waived fourth-string quarterback Dan LeFevour to make room for Hauptmann.