JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed TE Donnie Ernsberger to their 90-man active roster, the club announced today. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived/injured rookie TE Michael Colubiale(concussion protocol). Colubiale will revert to the team's reserve/injured list if he clears waivers.
Ernsberger, 6-2, 237 attended Western Michigan and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent Weeks 13-15 on the Buccaneers' practice squad and played in Tampa Bay's final two games of the regular season.
A native of Battle Creek, Mich., Ernsberger played for Western Michigan from 2014-17 as a FB and TE. As a senior, Ernsberger caught 34 passes for 394 yards and four TDs and was named second-team All-MAC. He attended Lakeview (Michigan) High School and was a two-way starter at LB and RB. As a senior at Lakeview, Ernsberger rushed for 730 yards and 11 TDs and posted 103 tackles.