GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers launched former third-round decide Jace Sternberger on Tuesday simply as he accomplished his two-game NFL suspension for violating the league’s coverage and program on substances of abuse.
The tight finish was the seventy fifth total decide within the 2019 draft however by no means discovered a constant position within the Packers’ offense resulting from accidents and others leapfrogging him on the depth chart.
In 18 profession video games, he has 12 catches for 114 yards and one landing. He performed in solely six video games as a rookie partly resulting from a concussion he sustained in joint coaching camp practices with the Houston Texans. He sustained one other concussion late final season and missed the ultimate 4 regular-season video games due to it. He was cleared for the postseason however was a wholesome scratch for each playoff video games.
The Packers have 4 tight ends on the roster, and three of them (Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis and Dominique Dafney) had been lively for Monday evening’s win over the Lions. The fourth, Josiah Deguara, stays within the concussion protocol.
“That is all the time a troublesome resolution every time you’ve got a aggressive room like that,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur stated Tuesday. “It was a type of offers the place we respect every part Jace has accomplished. You already know, it was only a powerful resolution.”
On the time of his suspension in June, Sternberger stated he made a “horrible resolution” to drink after taking antidepressants and fell asleep behind the wheel of a car in February 2020. He stated he has been in remedy because the incident.
“I need to apologize to the GB Packers group and everybody else who has supported me alongside this journey,” Sternberger wrote in a press release on the time. “It’s by no means okay to drink and get behind the wheel.”
Sternberger is eligible for the apply squad if he clears waivers, however indications are he could be extra fascinated by beginning contemporary elsewhere.