JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars made multiple roster moves on Monday, including the signing of K Steven Hauschka and the promotion of DT Daniel Ekualeto the active roster from the team's practice squad. To make room on the roster, the club released DL Timmy Jernigan, waived/injured K Brandon Wright (groin) and placed LB Leon Jacobs(knee) on the reserve/injured list. The Jaguars also signed OL Jared Hilbers and K Aldrick Rosas to the team's practice squad.
Hauschka, who is in his 13th NFL season, has made 165 of 264 career FGs (85.7 pct.), including 28 of 45 from at least 50 yards (62.2 pct.). He spent two seasons with Baltimore (2008-09), one season with Denver (2010), six seasons with Seattle (2011-16) and the last three seasons with Buffalo (2017-19). Hauschka was a Super Bowl champion with the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. A native of Needham, Mass., he attended Middlebury College where he kicked for three years before spending his graduate year at North Carolina State. Hauschka will wear No. 3 for the Jaguars.
Ekuale, 6-3, 300, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Cleveland in 2018 and spent most of his rookie year on the team's practice squad. In 2019, he appeared in seven games for the Browns and totaled four tackles (three solo). Ekuale was a four-year letterman at Washington State, appearing in 51 games with 22 starts and totaling 71 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss. He grew up in Pago Pago, American Samoa and attended Nuuuli Technical High School.
Hilbers, 6-7, 316, was a two-year starter at the University of Washington before signing with the New York Jets as undrafted free agent this spring. He was waived during final roster reductions on September 5. During his collegiate career, he started 12 games at right tackle in 2019 and 11 games at left tackle in 2018. Hilbers will wear No. 70 for the Jaguars.
Rosas, who is in his fourth season in the NFL, kicked for the New York Giants from 2017-19 and has made 48 of 62 career FGs (82.7 pct.) and 86 of 95 career PATs (91.5 pct.). He was named to the Pro Bowl for his performance during the 2018 season after converting 32 of 33 FGs (97.0 pct.). Rosas originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Titans in 2016 after kicking collegiately at Southern Oregon. Rosas will wear No. 7 for the Jaguars.