Packers sign TE Robert Tonyan to practice squad

Posted Dec 5, 2017

Rookie out of Indiana State spent offseason with Detroit

The Green Bay Packers signed TE Robert Tonyan to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Tuesday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.

Tonyan (TAHN-yun), a 6-foot-5, 237-pound rookie out of Indiana State, originally signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent on May 12, but was released on Sept. 2. After switching from quarterback to wide receiver during the 2014 season, he went on to record 150 receptions for 2,047 yards (13.6 avg.) and 20 touchdowns. As a senior, Tonyan set a single-season school record with 10 TD receptions. He will wear No. 80 for the Packers.

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