Green Bay paid $2.349 million of Tonyan’s $3.84 second-round tender in bonuses and tacked four void years onto the deal.
The move guarantees more money for Tonyan and gets it in his pocket sooner while creating a little bit of cap space for the Packers to work with.
Tonyan, 27, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana State back in 2017. He lasted just a few months in Detroit before he was waived at the start of the 2017 season.
The Packers later signed Tonyan to their practice squad towards the end 2017 season and brought him back in 2018 on a futures contract. He re-signed with Green Bay as an exclusive rights free agent each of the past two seasons.
Tonyan will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022.
In 2020, Tonyan appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and caught 52 passes for 586 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns.