Monday, October 13, 2014

Patriots swap out a pair of practice squad linemen


The New England Patriots announced Monday they have re-signed offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann to the practice squad and released fellow frontman Chris Martin from the reserve unit.

Hauptmann, 23, was originally signed to the Patriots practice squad in mid-September before being released last week.

Prior to joining New England, the 6-3, 300-pounder spent time in 2013 on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad before signing to the Seattle Seahawks' 53-man roster in late last September.

Hauptmann was inactive for 10 games and dressed but did not play in three others. He was inactive for all of the team's three postseason games and released by Seattle at the end of this August.

Martin, 24, was originally signed by the Houston Texans as a rookie free agent out of Central Florida in May. The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder, was released later that month and signed by the Patriots in June. Martin was moved to the practice squad at the beginning of September before being released at the end of the month. He was re-signed to the New England practice squad last week.

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