Robert Tonyan Jr.

Robert Tonyan Jr.

Wide Receiver #49
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 236 lb.
College:Indiana State
Age:26
Born:April 30, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Signs tender

Tonyan (abdomen) has officially signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender from the Packers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: This was just a formality, as Tonyan was always expected to sign the tender. He is now set to compete with Jace Sternberger, veteran Marcedes Lewis and the recently drafted Josiah Deguara for snaps at tight end. The 25-year-old has worked his way up ladder since joining the organization as a member of the practice squad in 2017.

April 25, 2020 9:38 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Receives tender from Green Bay

The Packers tendered Tonyan (abdomen) as a restricted free agent Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Tonyan will return to Green Bay for at least another year after having initially joined the team's practice squad in 2017. Following the departure of Jimmy Graham, the 25-year-old looks in line to handle an expanded role in the Packers' tight end corps during the 2020 campaign, alongside second-year pro Jace Sternberger and veteran Marcedes Lewis. He's recovering from core muscle surgery undergone February.

March 18, 2020 9:14 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Undergoes core muscle surgery

Tonyan is recovering from core muscle surgery undergone to address an injury he played through during the 2019 season, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Tonyan was forced to miss five regular-season games last year due to the injury. He hauled in 10 passes for 100 yards and one touchdown across the 11 games he did suit up for. The 25-year-old saw regular usage as Green Bay's third tight end when healthy in 2019, and he could have a shot at an expanded role in 2020 if the team opts to part ways with Jimmy Graham for salary cap reasons. Veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis is also a free agent.

February 27, 2020 8:22 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Regularly used as third tight end

Tonyan appeared in 11 games for the Packers in 2019 and tallied 10 receptions for an even 100 yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Tonyan regularly served as the Packers' third tight end before and after missing five games and most of a sixth with a hip injury suffered in Week 5. While he has caught just 14 passes over 27 games in his two professional seasons, he has shown some play-making ability, scoring twice and averaging 12.6 yards per reception. The tight end position is in flux for the Packers with Jimmy Graham a possible salary-cap casualty and Marcedes Lewis a free agent, so Tonyan could have a chance to play a more prominent role in 2020.

January 21, 2020 10:29 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: One reception in victory

Tonyan was targeted twice and caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Tonyan scored his first touchdown of the season in Week 14, but he could not build on that in Week 15. Tonyan's youth in relation to veteran tight ends Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lews gives him some intrigue, but he figures to remain a reserve the rest of the way, and he will also have to compete for snaps with fellow youngster Jace Sternberger, who totaled 14 plays Sunday to Tonyan's nine.

December 16, 2019 11:53 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: First touchdown this season

Tonyan caught a 12-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's victory over Washington.

Analysis: Tonyan was targeted only once in Week 14, but he was able to find paydirt for the first time this season. Tonyan has played a regular role since returning to action in Week 12 following a five-game absence, taking the field on 31.5 percent of the offensive snaps. However, he is not seeing the field enough nor seeing the ball thrown his direction enough to warrant much consideration in Week 15 playoff matchups.

December 9, 2019 10:01 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Season-high snap count

Tonyan was targeted twice and caught two passes for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Tonyan took the field for the first time since Week 5 and played a season-high 27 snaps, but he filled a complementary role for most of the game, and did not make either of his catches while Aaron Rodgers was under center. Tonyan was activated instead of Jace Sternberger on Sunday, which slots him third among Packers tight ends moving forward.

November 25, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Active for SNF

Tonyan (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: For the first time since Week 5, Tonyan will take the field with the Green and Gold. The tight end will continue working in reserve behind Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis, as Tonyan posted four catches for 66 scoreless yards over his first five contests.

November 24, 2019 3:55 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: 50-50 shot to play Sunday

Tonyan is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Olivia Reiner of the Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Expected to play, Tonyan is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's highly anticipated game with the 49ers. The 25-year-old has only been targetted six times in five games, but Aaron Rodgers likes to spread the ball around, so Tonyan could sneak his way into the box score if he's able to take the field. Assuming he plays, expect the depth tight end's workload to wind up between 15-25 snaps.

November 22, 2019 3:22 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Practices in full Wednesday

Tonyan (hip) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Tonyan missed the last five games due to the hip injury but appears ready to go coming out of the Week 11 bye. The 25-year-old will once again serve as Green Bay's No. 3 tight end, assuming he avoids a setback over the next couple days.

November 20, 2019 7:02 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Doubtful for Week 7

Tonyan (hip) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tonyan was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but he finished the week with two consecutive absences. The 25-year-old tight end appears on track to miss a second straight game, in which case Mercedes Lewis and Evan Baylis will serve as the top backups to Jimmy Graham.

October 18, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Can't practice Thursday

Tonyan (hip) did not practice Thursday.

Analysis: Tonyan was limited in practice to begin the week, but he's now downgraded to being a non-participant. The 25-year-old appears to be in legitimate danger of missing a second straight contest. Jimmy Graham (ankle) has yet to practice this week, so the Packers could conceivably be forced to roll with only Marcedes Lewis and Evan Baylis at tight end Week 7.

October 17, 2019 3:21 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Practices in limited fashion

Tonyan (hip) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Tonyan sustained the knee injury Week 5 against the Cowboys and didn't play versus the Lions on Monday after sitting out practice all week. The 25-year-old will likely need to advance to full participation by Friday to avoid an injury designation.

October 16, 2019 6:06 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Unavailable for MNF

Tonyan (hip) was ruled out for Monday's game against the Lions, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Tonyan missed his third straight practice Saturday, so it's not surprising that he's unable to go. The Packers will roll out just two healthy tight ends -- Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis -- in this contest.

October 12, 2019 1:34 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Not at practice Saturday

Tonyan (hip) did not practice Saturday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Tonyan officially not practicing all week due to a hip injury he suffered in last week's game against the Cowboys, it looks like he'll remain on the sideline for Monday night's contest. This should be confirmed once the Packers release their final injury report of the week.

October 12, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Still not practicing

Tonyan (hip) didn't participate at Friday's practice, rRyan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Tonyan sustained the hip injury during Sunday's win over the Cowboys and has been unable to practice this week. The 25-year-old will need to take the field in some capacity Saturday to have a legitimate chance of playing against the Lions on Monday.

October 11, 2019 2:08 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Can't practice Thursday

Tonyan (hip) did not practice Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Tonyan picked up a hip injury Week 5 versus the Cowboys, the severity of which kept him from returning to the game. The 25-year-old is nonetheless optimistic about his chances of suiting up for Monday's divisional tilt against the Lions, according to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, though he'll likely need to practice in some capacity as the week continues for any chance of taking the field.

October 10, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Suffers hip injury

Tonyan was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Cowboys with a hip injury.

Analysis: Tonyan left in the first quarter. His absence will leave the Packers with just Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis as healthy tight ends.

October 6, 2019 2:20 PM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: One catch in Week 3

Tonyan had one reception for four yards in Sunday's victory over the Broncos.

Analysis: Tonyan could have had a much bigger day had he been able to pull in a long Aaron Rodgers pass into the end zone in the first quarter, but alas, he finished with just the lone reception while being targeted three times. Tonyan is averaging just under 20 snaps per game through three weeks, but he has made just two receptions this season, and remains the Packers' No. 3 tight end behind Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis.

September 23, 2019 9:09 AM EST

Robert Tonyan Jr.: Catches one pass

Tonyan had one reception for 28 yards in Thursday's victory over the Bears.

Analysis: Tonyan played a career-high 20 snaps Thursday, but that still slotted him third among Packers tight ends. Tonyan could be a better bet than Marcedes Lewis to assume the pass-catching tight end role in the event starting tight end Jimmy Graham is unavailable, but as things stand, all three figure to see action, and Tonyan will play mainly a complementary role.

September 6, 2019 1:21 PM EST

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