Tuesday morning, Ian Rappaport reported that the Patriots are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2019
The signing comes following the news that starting tackle Isaiah Wynn is considered “week-to-week” after being diagnosed with turf toe following the Patriots’ 43-0 win over the Dolphins Sunday. This makes Wynn the second Patriots tackle out with an injury in as many weeks with Marcus Cannon still recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the season-opener against the Steelers.
Benenoch is currently in his fourth season in the NFL after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of UCLA. He has played in 35 career games, all with the Buccaneers, including starting all 16 regular season games last season at right guard.
After being cut last week, Rapoport reports that Benenoch was being looked at by multiple NFL teams but decided to sign with the Patriots due to his relationship with offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia.
Benenoch will be competing with Marshall Newhouse and Korey Cunningham, both of whom filled in for Wynn after he sustained his injury Sunday, for snaps in the coming weeks.
The Patriots take on the win-less New York Jets this Sunday in Foxborough.