6'4'' / 240 lbs
Tonges signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Tuesday.
Tonges spent last season with San Francisco's practice squad and is now set to return to the team.The 24-year-old hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2022, and he will now spend the offseason competing for a roster spot.
Tonges was signed to the 49ers' practice squad Wednesday.
Tonges will head to San Francisco after he was waived from the Bears' injured reserve in August with an undisclosed injury. He has clearly left the injury in the past and he'll look to earn an elevation to the 49ers' active roster down the road.
Tonges (undisclosed) tried out with the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
After being waived from injured reserve by Chicago with an injury settlement back in August, Tonges now has a chance to catch on with a different team. Denver needs help in the pass-catching department with Jerry Jeudy (hamstring), Tim Patrick (Achilles), Greg Dulcich (hamstring) and Jalen Virgil (knee) all dealing with injuries.
Tonges (undisclosed) and the Bears have reached an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Tonges landed on Chicago's injured reserve after going unclaimed off waivers. The injury settlment means he will now be free to find a new opportunity once he is back to full health. Had he not reached a settlement, his 2023 campaign would have come to a premature end.
Tonges (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The tight end needs to come to an injury settlement with the Bears to play during the 2023 season. Tonges made the Week 1 roster a year ago, played in four games and did not catch a pass. The undrafted free agent was also waived last November and ended up on the practice squad.
Tonges was waived by Chicago with an undisclosed injury designation Tuesday.
Tonges appeared in four contests with the team last season, seeing just one target, which he was not able to reel in. The 24-year-old was brought back on a reserve/future deal, but it now appears unlikely he'll be suiting up for the Bears this season. Assuming he can clear waivers he'll revert to IR and miss the 2023 season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.
The Bears signed Tonges to a reserve/future contract Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
Tonges opened the regular season as one of two fullbacks on Chicago's active roster, and he appeared in three of the team's first four games before being waived heading into Week 10. He then signed with the team's practice squad shortly thereafter, and he was elevated for the Week 15 loss to Philadelphia. Tonges finished the 2022 season with one target while playing 16 of his 26 snaps on offense, so he'll likely compete for a similar depth/special-teams role during this offseason.