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Steelers Sign Former Packers Draft Pick, TE Jake Sternberger to Practice Squad



The Steelers signed tight end Jace Sternberger to their practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.

Sternberger, 25, was a third-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2019. He played 18 games for the Packers through two seasons.

This offseason, he was suspended two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Packers waived him after he served his suspension.

Since then, he spent time on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad and with Washington, but was waived after not playing for either team. In his career, Sternberger has 12 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Steelers starting tight end Eric Ebron suffered a knee injury in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Steelers promoted practice squad tight end Kevin Rader to the active roster to fill in for depth and added Sternberger to the practice squad.

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