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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

Stafford looks sharp in Lions' 34-10 win over Pats

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, leading Detroit to a 34-10 win over New England on Saturday night.

Lions CB Houston going to school on opposition

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Lions CB Chris Houston is working to understand the opposition even better this season after a solid showing in 2010, he told PFW.

Senior nominees for Hall's Class of 2012 announced

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their two candidates for the Class of 2012 on Wednesday.

McCoy sharp, but Lions' late charge tops Cleveland

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
The Lions scored the game's final 17 points and tipped host Cleveland 30-28 on Friday night. Browns QB Colt McCoy threw three TD passes for Cleveland.

Lions RB Best leaves game with undisclosed injury

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best left Friday's game at Cleveland with an undisclosed injury.

Lions DT Suh fined $20,000

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The NFL has apparently fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $20,000 for his hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton in Friday night's preseason game.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Injuries strike Lions' top rookies

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' top three draft picks are hurt, and finding a replacement for RB Mikel Leshoure shapes up as a potentially challenging task, the way we hear it.

Report: Lions sign CB Madison

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Lions added more depth to their secondary on Saturday, signing former Steelers CB Anthony Madison to a one-year deal.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lions clobber Bengals in Stafford's return

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who missed most of last season with a shoulder injury, threw two TD passes as Detroit beat Cincinnati 34-3.

Lions add OT Chambers

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Lions added a veteran tackle on Thursday, signing Kirk Chambers, according to PFW correspondent Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Lions sign pair of RBs

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
A day after they lost their backup running back to a season-ending injury, the Lions added two players to the depth chart at the position, signing veteran RBs Mike Bell and Jerome Harrison on Tuesday.

LeShoure tears Achilles tendon, out for year

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon during Monday morning's practice.

Lions DT Fairley has foot surgery

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley is "expected to miss a significant portion of training camp" after foot surgery Wednesday, the club announced.

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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