Sternberger appeared in six regular-season games during his rookie season and did not catch a pass while being targeted only once. He did tally three receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown over two postseason games, though.
Sternberger got a late start to his career after missing the first eight games of the season with an ankle injury, and he played mostly a bit role after that. He did end the season on a high note, playing a career-high 28 offensive snaps in the Packers' divisional-round victory and finding pay dirt for the first time in the NFC Championship Game. Sternberger was a third-round pick last season, so while he was quiet as a rookie, he'll surely get more chances to contribute in his second season. He could even be in the mix for a starting spot should the Packers part ways with Jimmy Graham and/or Marcedes Lewis.
Sternberger (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Monday's game against Minnesota.
The 23-year-old had suited up the past three games, playing 36 total snaps, but failed to haul in a pass. In Sternberger's stead, Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan will operate as the team's tight ends for Week 16.
Sternberger played 14 snaps but was not targeted in Sunday's victory over the Bears.
Sternberger has now appeared in five games since being activated from injured reserve, but he is still looking for his first career reception. Perhaps the most encouraging aspect of Sternberger's Week 15 participation is the fact he played the third-most snaps among the team's tight ends for the first time in a game where there were four active players at the position.
Sternberger was targeted for the first time in his career but did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over Washington.
Sternberger didn't see a pass in his direction in the first three games he appeared in after spending Weeks 1-8 on injured reserve, but he finally had one thrown his way Week 14. It nearly resulted in his first touchdown as the pass was thrown into the end zone, but he and quarterback Aaron Rodgers couldn't connect. Sternberger has a future with the Packers after being selected in the third round of this year's draft, but at the moment he slots in fourth on the depth chart.
Sternberger (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
With Robert Tonyan (hip) active for the first time since Week 5, Sternberger will watch this contest from the sidelines. The rookie third-rounder has played in two games since being activated from IR with an ankle injury, receiving no targets while logging a majority of his snaps on special teams.
Sternberger (ankle) will make his pro debut Sunday against the Chargers in L.A., Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Sternberger had a tough preseason, missing most of it due to a concussion, only to suffer an ankle injury in the finale when he emerged from the protocol. He subsequently was placed on IR, but with three weeks of practice under his belt, he was deemed ready to contribute again. Sternberger will be available behind Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis with Robert Tonyan (hip) inactive.
Sternberger (ankle) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
It's probably a bad omen for Robert Tonyan (hip), who was a limited participant in practice all week, but regardless, Sternberger isn't expected to be a major contributor in his first week back from an ankle injury that forced the rookie to hit the injured reserve list following an up-and-down preseason. Both Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis have made major contributions in past weeks with a handful of the Packers' receiving corps dinged up, but it's unlikely Sternberger, or the aforementioned veteran duo, will have a tremendous season-long impact with Davante Adams (toe) and company allegedly on the mend.
The Packers have designated Sternberger (ankle) to return from IR, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Sternberger will be eligible to practice this week, and he could return to action as soon as Week 9 against the Chargers. The rookie third-round pick is nursing an ankle injury sustained during Green Bay's final preseason game. The Packers are hoping Sternberger can make an immediate impact in their tight end room, which currently houses Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan (hip) and Evan Baylis.
The Packers placed Sternberger (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Sternberger sustained the ankle injury in Green Bay's preseason finale against Kansas City on Thursday. The rookie third-round pick was spotted around the locker room with a walking boot and didn't practice Monday or Tuesday. Sternberger's placement on injured reserve leaves Green Bay with three tight ends: Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan.
Sternberger (ankle) did not participate at Monday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Sternberger cleared the concussion protocol in time for last Thursday's preseason finale, but he was held out due to the ankle issue. The rookie-third round pick indicated he expects to play in Thursday's season opener in Chicago, but he's starting off the week of practice as a non-participant.
Sternberger (concussion) was cleared to play in Thursday's preseason game against Kansas City, but he was forced to leave the contest due to an ankle injury, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
After the contest, Sternberger stated that the ankle injury was nothing serious, though he wasn't cleared to return to Green Bay's last preseason matchup. The rookie tight end expects to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season and can take solace in the fact he caught a two-yard touchdown on one of his four targets Thursday.
Sternberger (concussion) has not cleared the concussion protocol Tuesday but is making progress, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Sternberger is still working to clear the concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during joint practices with Houston prior to the Packers' first exhibition contest. He'll need to fully clear the protocol, including being approved for action by an independent neurologist, before taking the field for any preseason action.
Sternberger (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol Tuesday and returned to practice, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Sternberger suffered a head injury prior to Green Bay's first preseason game during joint practices with the Texans, and he now appears back to full health. Barring any setbacks, the rookie tight end looks ready to go for Thursday's exhibition contest against the Raiders.
Sternberger is missing Thursday's preseason contest in Baltimore due to a concussion, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Sternberger picked up the injury during joint practices with the Texans prior to the Packers' first exhibition. Officially in the protocol for head injuries, he'll have to clear many steps before returning to the field, the final one in front of an independent neurologist.
Sternberger is being evaluated for a concussion, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Sternberger was originally cleared to return to practice Monday after taking a big hit from the Texans defensive back Lonnie Johnson, but now, with concussion-like symptoms surfacing, the Packers will hold the rookie tight end out of practice for now. If he does have a concussion, he will have to clear the NFL's protocol before returning to the field.
The Packers selected Sternberger in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 75th overall.
Sternberger wowed scouts during his lone season at Texas A&M, tallying 832 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of 13 games, but questions remain regarding his prospects as a blocker. Still, his athletic profile was more than adequate, as he posted a 4.75 40-yard dash and 31.5 inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine. That's not unique enough to make him a matchup nightmare either as an inline tight end or flexed out wide, so Sternberger will likely wait behind Jimmy Graham and perhaps even Robert Tonyan until he can develop into more of a well-rounded prospect.
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