Green Bay Packers’ tight end Jace Sternberger suspended two games for substance abuse violation

Green Bay Packers tight end Jace Sternberger will be suspended for the first two games of the 2021 NFL season after violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Sternberger will still be allowed to work out with the team during training camp and play in Green Bay’s three preseason games. The earliest he can play in the regular season is Sept. 26 in a Week 3 clash with the San Francisco 49ers.

The 24-year-old Sternberger, a third-round pick in the 2019 draft, caught 12 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown in 12 games last season. He missed the final four games of the regular season with a concussion and wasn’t activated for the Packers’ two playoff contests. Sternberger’s rookie contract takes him through 2022, costing the Packers $251,632 with $995,000 in salary-cap savings.

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