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Report: Seahawks adding former Packer Jace Sternberger

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In recent seasons the Seattle Seahawks have spent multiple draft picks attempting to address the tight end position. From trading a first round pick to the New Orleans Saints for Jimmy Graham in 2015, to drafting Colby Parkinson and Will Dissly in 2018 and 2019, respectively, there’s been no shortage of the team looking to develop the position.

However, all of the aforementioned tight ends have missed time with significant injuries during their time with the Hawks, and now the team is reportedly adding a former third round tight end to the practice squad.

Jace Sternberger entered the NFL as a third round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2019, after having played in college at the University of Kansas, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Texas A&M. The 6’4”, 250 pound tight end had been suspended for the first two games of the 2021 season following a February 2020 incident in which he reportedly drank alcohol while on anti-depressants and subsequently fell asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle.

During his two years in Green Bay he recorded 12 receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown.