Packers waiving TE Jace Sternberger after 2-game suspension ends

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The Green Bay Packers are giving up on third-year tight end Jace Sternberger.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Packers will waive Sternberger, who is coming off the league’s suspended list in Week 3 after serving a two-game suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.

The Packers took Sternberger in the third round of the 2019 draft. He caught only 12 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown over 18 career games during his first two NFL seasons.

Sternberger is subject to waivers and could get claimed by another NFL team on Wednesday. If not, the Packers are interested in having Sternberger back on the team’s practice squad, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Of course, Sternberger would have to be mutually interested in a return.

Sternberger entered the NFL with legitimate potential to be a weapon in the passing game. Injuries early in his career led to lingering inconsistency, and the Packers – with four tight ends already on the roster – ran out of time waiting for him to put it together.

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