Ernsberger was originally waived with an injury settlement prior to the regular season, but rejoined the Buccaneers as a member of the practice squad in late November. The undrafted rookie figures to provide depth at tight end behind starter Cameron Brate after Tampa Bay placed Alan Cross (shoulder) on IR.
The Buccaneers waived Ernsberger (undisclosed) on Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ernsberger went signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 draft. He has been sidelined with an injury recently, but it is unclear what he is dealing with. He will likely land on the team's injured reserve assuming he clears waivers.
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