Buffalo Bills sign another TE and former USFL standout

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The Buffalo Bills already have five tight ends currently on the roster but after they hosted former Green Bay Packers and USFL star Jace Sternberger for a workout, the team moved forward with signing him to a deal. Details of the deal were not yet disclosed. Sternberger is 27 years and is finally getting another chance to make an NFL roster.

Sternberger had a stellar season in the USFL with the Birmingham Stallions, where he helped the team win its second league title. Sternberger had a breakout season in the USFL, leading the league with seven touchdowns and he finished fourth in receiving yards.

Sternberger spent his first two seasons of college ball with Kansas but later transferred to Texas A&M. In 2018 he was voted to the All-SEC team and was an All-American after producing 48 receptions and 832 yards, with ten touchdowns.

He was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 NFL Draft in the third round and was the 75th overall pick. He spent three seasons with the Packers but received only one target in his rookie year. He followed up his rookie year with 12 receptions and 114 yards, with one touchdown. He did not play in 2021 and was subsequently released after serving a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He has not played in a regular season game in the NFL since 2020.

He joined the Stallions this past season and had a breakout year, which has earned him a second shot at an NFL career. Sternberger joins a crowded tight end room that features Dawson Knox, 2023 first-round draft pick Dalton Kincaid and Quintin Morris. He is a long shot to make the roster, but the Buffalo Bills were impressed enough during his workout to give him a shot.

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