GREEN BAY (WKOW) — The Packers have placed rookie tight end Jace Sternberger on the injured reserve. The third-round pick out of Texas A&M is dealing with an ankle injury.
The Packers are now down to three tight ends on the roster: Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis and Robert Tonyan.
Sternberger’s status frees up a spot on the active roster. The team is reportedly set to promote receiver Allen Lazard from the practice squad.
I’m told the #Packers are promoting WR Allen Lazard to the 53-man roster to fill Jace Sternberger’s spot with the rookie TE heading to IR.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 3, 2019
The Packers signed Lazard late last season. He was active for the season finale. Lazard played well in the preseason but did not make the initial 53-man roster.