Packers News: Jace Sternberger, Treyvon Hester return to practice

Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Packers have activated Jace Sternberger and Treyvon Hester from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Green Bay Packers are close to having their full roster available for practice.

The Packers practiced for the second time at training camp on Monday, and they had two more players returning. According to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, tight end Jace Sternberger and defensive tackle Treyvon Hester are no longer on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Long snapper Hunter Bradley and linebacker Greg Roberts are the only two Packers still on the list. There had been five players on the list at the start of training camp. Sternberger and Hester join Mason Crosby in returning to practice; Crosby was activated on Saturday.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bradley and Roberts were both there on Monday but didn’t practice. That’s perhaps an indication that they are close to returning.

The good news is that no new players have been added to the reserve/COVID-19 list since training camp started.

Sternberger, who is set for an increased role in Matt LaFleur’s offense this season, needs as many practice reps as possible this month. He was unlucky with injuries last year, missing the first half of the season. Each practice between now and the season opener will be valuable as he potentially prepares for a starting role, replacing Jimmy Graham.

Hester, too, will have an important role to play in Mike Pettine’s defense. He’s one of the only additions the Packers have made to the defensive line this past offseason, despite the defense’s struggles to stop the run in 2019.

Hopefully, the Packers will have Bradley and Roberts back in practice soon and have no players on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers will practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week.