The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived Caylin Hauptmann, the team has announced. The offensive lineman was signed a couple of days ago to replace Caleb Benenoch, who’s suffering from an ankle injury and has spent the week in a walking boot. Hauptmann’s release may mean that Benenoch is close to returning, though that seems a little unlikely given the walking boot, or that free agent signing J.R. Sweezy is finally ready to suit up.
The Bucs have been fairly quiet with roster transactions so far this training camp, preferring to work with a set roster rather than constantly churning the bottom of the roster. That’s a big change from the previous two seasons, when the Bucs sometimes appeared to be going for a record number of transactions. I’m not sure why that’s changed this year — maybe it’s just a sign of a slightly more talented overall group.
In any case, the Bucs haven’t signed anyone to take Hauptmann’s roster spot yet. That should come by Monday, with the team having the day off tomorrow.