Washington Signs Former Packers TE Jace Sternberger

Jace Sternberger in 2018
Jace Sternberger in 2018. Photo by John Glaser/CSM/Shutterstock (9991811aa)

Ex-Green Bay Packers tight end Jace Sternberger will get a chance to resurrect his NFL career with the Washington Football Team. Sternberger signed with Washington on Wednesday, with the move being announced on the team’s official social media.

Sternberger was released by the Packers back in September and has spent the last couple of weeks on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.

Picking up Sternberger makes sense for Washington, considering the team needed depth on the tight end position after losing veteran Logan Thomas to a hamstring injury. Thomas was placed on the injured reserve list on Wednesday and is expected to be out for at least four weeks.

Sternberger might play a significant role on Washington’s offense depending on how veteran Ricky Seals-Jones, who is set to start in Week 5, plays moving forward. Rookie John Bates and international prospect Sammis Reyes comprise the remainder of the team’s TE core.

Jace Sternberger entered the NFL as a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft but never managed to live up to the expectations. In his two years in Green Bay, he only managed to make 13 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown.