Packers To Activate TE Jace Sternberger

With Aaron Rodgers in the running for his third MVP award, he will have another weapon to target. Third-round rookie tight end Jace Sternberger will come off the Packers’ IR list, Ian Rapoport of tweets.

The Packers placed Sternberger on IR in early September but will use one of their two return slots on the Texas A&M alum. Sternberger was one of this draft’s top tight end prospects, having completed a breakout season for the 2018 Aggies.

Green Bay spent most of its top offseason resources to help out its defense, signing Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos before using both of its 2019 first-round picks on defenders (Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage). Sternberger went off the board at No. 75 overall, doing so after a 48-reception, 832-yard, 10-touchdown junior season. The 6-foot-4 tight end had only caught one pass in his previous two seasons in College Station.

Sternberger returned to Packers practice earlier this month. He joins a tight end corps housing 10th-year veteran Jimmy Graham and 14th-year talent Marcedes Lewis.

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  1. metsie1

    Not really sure how much Sternberger can help the Packers this year. In the preseason he looked like a guy who would benefit from a year in an NFL weight training program. As a TE catching will be fine, but, as a blocker from that position he needs work.

  2. HailRodgers12$

    No doubt Sternberger will be worse than Graham, who’s averaging 3 catches for 30 yards, with 3 td in 9 games.
    And he’s either a turnstile or a statue when attempting to block.
    Every week the announcers insist on reminding us he’s 6’7 and can “post up” defenders. Half the time he’s less than 5 yards downfield and when he does catch a pass, gets tackled immediately or looks like hes in quicksand trying to juke people.
    I say give the kid a shot. I mean, its not like LaFluer can’t rotate them or something…

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