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87 Jace Sternberger TE

Green Bay Packers

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September 28, 2020 09:08 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Hauls in all three targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sternberger was targeted three times in Sunday's 37-30 victory over the Saints and finished with three receptions for 36 yards.

Sternberger atoned for a couple Week 2 drops by hauling in all three passes in his direction one week later. He finished third among Packers skill players in receiving yards Sunday and was on the field for a season-high 32 percent of the offensive snaps, but he remains only part of the mix behind top tight end Robert Tonyan.

September 22, 2020 01:00 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Struggles with drops
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sternberger was targeted once but did not catch a pass in Sunday's victory over the Lions.

Sternberger received a few extra snaps Sunday with fellow tight end Josiah Deguara (shin) sidelined, but he could not capitalize on the added opportunities, dropping his only official target and also dropping another pass on a play that was nullified by a penalty. He is listed third alongside Deguara on the Packers' depth chart, but after two weeks Sternberger is seemingly the fourth option among the team's tight ends.

September 14, 2020 02:36 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Bit role Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sternberger was targeted once but did not catch a pass in Sunday's 43-34 victory over the Vikings.

Sternberger drew one of only two passes Aaron Rodgers threw to his tight ends in Sunday's game, but he played only a bit role Week 1, finishing a distant fourth among Packers tight ends in snaps. The team thought enough of Sternberger to draft him in the third round in 2019, but he missed most of his rookie season with an ankle injury and still has not found his niche in the offense.

September 2, 2020 08:20 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Could be stuck in backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sternberger may not begin the season as Green Bay's No. 1 tight end job, with Robert Tonyan emerging as an option to serve as the Packers' top pass catcher at the position, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

A 2019 third-round pick, Sternberger barely played as rookie before scoring a touchdown in the playoffs. He looked like a dark-horse breakout candidate earlier this summer, but a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list kept him away from the Packers for the first two and half weeks of August, and he apparently hasn't made a strong impression since returning. This doesn't mean Tonyan will handle the pass-catching role all season, but it's at least a possibility for Week 1 at Minnesota.

August 17, 2020 08:56 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sternberger was removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Monday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

The second-year pro was placed on the list at the end of July, missing nearly three weeks of team activities. Even so, Sternberger is the favorite to operate as Green Bay's top pass catcher at tight end, potentially replacing Jimmy Graham. The 2019 third-round pick barely played as a rookie, but he did have 39 offensive snaps and a TD reception in two playoff games.

July 30, 2020 05:08 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Placed on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sternberger has been placed on the Packers' reserve/COVID-19 list, Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin reports.

That means that Sternberger either tested positive for the virus or has been in close contact with someone who did. With Jimmy Graham having departed in free agency, Sternberger is candidate to see expanded duties at tight end for the Packers this coming season.

April 9, 2020 02:40 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Chance to see expanded role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Jimmy Graham having departed in free agency, Sternberger has an opportunity to see an expanded role in 2020, Zach Kruse of USA Today reports.

The report relays that the Packers have plans to use Sternberger "in the slot a lot" this coming season. Robert Tonyan could also see added opportunities in 2020, but Sternberger, who Green Bay selected 75th overall in last year's NFL Draft, is viewed by Larry McCarren of the Packers' official site as a player with the skills to move into a more prominent pass-catching role. Though the Texas A&M product didn't catch any regular-season passes in 2019, Sternberger did haul in three receptions for 15 yards and a TD in two playoff contests. Veteran Marcedes Lewis remains in Green Bay's tight end mix as well, but Sternberger's ability as a route runner could help him emerge as a fantasy sleeper in his second campaign as a pro.

January 21, 2020 02:52 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Ends season on high note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 24, 2019 05:24 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 17, 2019 06:20 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Still looking for first reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2019 10:08 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Targeted for first time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 24, 2019 07:00 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Healthy scratch Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 3, 2019 03:12 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Active for first time as pro
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 2, 2019 04:36 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Moves off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 16, 2019 05:48 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Selected to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 3, 2019 05:20 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2019 03:32 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Sits out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 30, 2019 01:36 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Nursing ankle issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 20, 2019 01:56 PM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Yet to clear protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 22, 2019 12:28 AM
Packers' Jace Sternberger: Clears concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Career Receiving Stats
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Height/Weight:
6-4/251
Birthdate:
6/26/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Kingfisher, OK, USA
School:
Texas A&M
NFL Experience:
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