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Tony Scheffler

Tony Scheffler - #85 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 02/15/1983
Birthplace Morenci, MI
College Western Michigan
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 2nd round, 29th pick by Broncos

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
42 504 1

Detroit Lions: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Detroit Lions, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Lions re-sign LB Levy

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Lions re-signed LB DeAndre Levy to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, the team’s website confirmed.

Lions re-sign OT Hilliard

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a two-year contract with OT Corey Hilliard, the team’s webiste confirmed.

Schwartz won't say if Calvin Johnson broke three fingers

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz would not confirm if WR Calvin Johnson suffered three broken fingers.

Reports: Rams to hire Walton as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Rams will hire Lions secondary coach Tim Walton as their defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Rams claim former Lions WR Young

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Rams claimed WR Titus Young off waivers from the Lions on Tuesday, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora first reported.

Lions release DE Vanden Bosch

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions informed DE Kyle Vanden Bosch he will be released, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported.

Lions release ORG Peterman

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
The Lions released ORG Stephen Peterman on Tuesday. Peterman had started every game for Detroit over the past three seasons.

Lions release WR Young

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Lions cut WR Titus Young on Monday, the team’s website reported.

Lions hire former Broncos GM Xanders

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Lions hired former Broncos GM Brian Xanders as a senior personnel executive, the team confirmed Monday.

Bucs WR Jackson replaces Lions' Johnson in Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
WR Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, replacing Detroit's Calvin Johnson.

Bills hire Crossman as special-teams coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Bills hired Danny Crossman as their special-teams coordinator on Monday.

Lions make coaching-staff changes

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions hired Curtis Modkins and Bobby Johnson to join the offensive coaching staff, among several changes announced Monday.

Running back a need for Lions

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
A change-of-pace back is one of the bigger needs for a Lions offense that looks relatively stable compared to the defense. 

Lions, Senior Bowl a logical fit

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
If ever there were a team that needed to coach the Senior Bowl, the Detroit Lions fit the bill.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 23, 2012
Scheffler is inactive with a calf injury.||||||| Scheffler could return in Week 4 against Minnesota.
Posted Jan. 04, 2012
Scheffler and running back Kevin Smith have collided at practice. Smith was coming out of the end zone and Scheffler was running a route toward the same end zone when they hit each other hard Wednesday.||||||| The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Scheffler got up relatively quickly and rolled his neck as he walked back toward the middle of the field. Smith is a starter and Scheffler is also a key player in Detroit's offense.
Posted Oct. 16, 2010
The Detroit Lions and Scheffler have agreed to a three-year extension that includes a $2 million signing bonus. Scheffler confirmed the agreement Saturday night. He has 24 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown this season.||||||| Detroit acquired Scheffler from Denver in April in a three-team trade. The Broncos drafted him in the second round of the 2006 draft after he starred at Western Michigan and Chelsea (Mich.) High School. He has 162 career receptions for 2,108 yards and 15 TDs.
Posted April 19, 2010
Detroit acquired Scheffler in a three-way trade with Denver and Philadelphia.||||||| The Eagles have dealt this year's fifth-round pick to the Broncos, who are sending tight end Scheffler to the Lions, who will trade linebacker Ernie Sims to Philly. Scheffler, a restricted free agent, had been skipping the Broncos' offseason program. Drafted in the second round of the 2006 draft out of Western Michigan, he scored a career-low two touchdowns despite starting a career-high nine games last season.
Posted Dec. 29, 2008
Scheffler had five receptions for 75 yards and touchdown, but it wasn't enough as the Broncos were overwhelmed 52-21 at San Diego on Sunday in their season finale.||||||| Scheffler had been limited to two catches and 56 yards combined over his last two games. The third-year pro totaled 40 receptions, finishing third on the team this season with a career-high 645 yards overall.

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