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Robert Tonyan returns to limited practice Friday, listed as questionable for Week 7

The Packers could be without their starting tight end against the Texans in Week 7.

Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field on October 05, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Bob Tonyan is listed as questionable after getting a limited practice in. This news likely actually makes him questionable for the game, so be ready to start a different tight end this week if needed.

Friday AM update: Big Bob Tonyan returned to practice on Friday, per Olivia Reiner. We’ll see if he was limited or full in the injury report that comes out later today, but this is a good sign for his Week 7 availability.

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan tweaked his ankle against the Buccaneers last week, but was able to return to the game. So far in the run up to Week 7 against the Texans, Tonyan hasn’t been able to practice. On Thursday, he was seen with the rehab coordinator and was doing more than the other injured players, but still not at practice with the starters.

So far, Tonyan has been a touchdown machine, with five this season. He’s outplayed Jace Sternberger, but Sternberger would be the most-likely tight end to replace him against the Texans. He hasn’t shown enough to feel good about starting him though. We’d likely see a boost for Equanimeous St. Brown or Malik Taylor, neither being good fantasy plays.

If he can get a limited practice in on Friday, Tonyan will likely be considered questionable, so there is still a chance, but if you have Tonyan, be sure to have a backup ready to go.