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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

Lions DT Fairley arrested on DUI charge

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.

Better NFL offense: Lions or Packers?

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
In the first semifinal matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Lions and the Packers.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

Young absent from Lions' OTAs following fight

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young was absent from Monday’s offseason team activities following a fight with a teammate.

Brown: Marijuana use among players widespread

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The marijuana arrests of three Lions players doesn’t shock ex-Detroit OT Lomas Brown,  who believes it's indicative of a larger problem.

Lions' CB play opposite Houston issue to watch

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
A Lions story line to watch is the CB play at the spot opposite starter Chris Houston.

Better NFL offense: Eagles or Lions?

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the first matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Eagles vs. the Lions.

Lions place RB Harrison on reserve/non-football injury list

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Jerome Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list on Tuesday.

Fantasy spin: Lions WR Ryan Broyles

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:21 p.m. ET
Coming off an ACL tear, WR Ryan Broyles shouldn't be expected to a lot, if anything, this season.

Reiff passed on NFL's offer to be in New York for draft

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff turned down an offer to be in New York for the NFL draft in order to be at home with his extended family.

Lions bolster O-line with Reiff; CB still a need

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Down the road, the Lions’ selection of Iowa OT Riley Reiff could be regarded as a nice value for the Lions, but CB remains a position of need for Detroit.

Lions WR Johnson wins 'Madden' cover

Posted April 25, 2012 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been named the cover athlete for the “Madden NFL ’13” video game, which will be released later this year.

Mayhew: Lions can gradually work in No. 1 pick

Posted April 22, 2012 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Lions don't need their first-round pick to come in and start right away, but there is one position where a No. 1 pick could vie for immediate playing time.

RB depth could again be key for Lions

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Lions’ re-signing of RB Kevin Smith looks all the better now following news of two marijuana-related incidents for second-year back Mikel Leshoure.

Ex-NFL WR Rogers pleads not guilty on separate charges

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from two unrelated incidents in Michigan.

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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