Former Washington State defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale was promoted from the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad to their active roster on Monday. The move means the Jaguars will have two former Cougars on their roster as he will join Gardner Minshew.
Ekuale, who graduated in 2017, had spent the previous two years with the Cleveland Browns between their practice squad and their active roster. He saw his first bit of NFL action last season as he appeared in seven games and tallied four tackles. In week 8 of last season he suffered a calf injury and was placed on the injured reserved list.
The Browns waived him on September 5th and three days later he was signed to the Jaguars practice squad. The Jaguars released defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan to make room for Ekuale.
The move is in hope to give the Jags defense a bit of a boost on the defensive side of the ball as they have given up 349 rushing yards and 744 passing yards in their three games this season. They are also giving up 28 points per game.
In his four years in Pullman, Ekuale would appear in 51 games and start in 22 of them. He had 71 total tackles 14 of which were for a loss including 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
Ekuale and the Jaguars will head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals on Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars made multiple roster moves on Monday, including the signing of K Steven Hauschka and the promotion of DT Daniel Ekuale to the active roster from the team’s practice squad.
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