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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

Packers must be leery of up-and-coming Lions

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
After playing second fiddle for what seems forever to the Bears and Vikings as a noteworthy divisional opponent for the Packers, the Lions have become a potential sleeping giant in the NFC North.  

Lions DT Fairley in walking boot for injured ankle

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley is in a walking boot after injuring his left foot in a pass-rush drill during a team practice on Monday.

Lions re-sign CB Houston

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
CB Chris Houston has agreed to a two-year contract with the Lions, filling a major area of need for the team.

Lions bring in LB Tulloch

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
The Lions continued to upgrade their linebacking corps, signing former Titans LB Stephen Tulloch to a one-year deal on Sunday.

Lions sign entire draft class, including Fairley

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Lions signed all of their 2011 draft picks on Thursday, including their top pick, first-round DT Nick Fairley.

Reports: Lions agree to deal with WR Davis

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
WR Rashied Davis will remain in the NFC North, agreeing to a deal with the Lions, multiple media outlets reported.

Report: Lions agree to two-year deal with LB Durant

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms with former Jaguars LB Justin Durant on a two-year contract, Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reported.

Lions agree to re-sign Stanton, Wendling

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to re-sign No. 3 QB Drew Stanton to a one-year deal and special-teams contributor John Wendling to a three-year deal.

Reports: Lions will cut WR Johnson

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
The Lions will release WR Bryant Johnson, according to multiple reports. Johnson was due to make $3.2 million in 2011.

Lions' decisions on Carpenter, Rayner ones to watch

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The majority of the Lions' core players are under contract for 2011, but Detroit is still left with some interesting decisions in free agency, ones that could signal position battles to come.

Report: Lions OLT Backus suffers pectoral injury

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 9:48 a.m. ET
Lions OLT Jeff Backus could miss the start of training camp after recently suffering a left pectoral injury, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Report: Asomugha "too expensive" for Lions

Posted July 12, 2011 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
The Lions could use help at cornerback, but according to a newspaper report, the top player on the free-agent market at the position might be out of their price range.

Pass rush could lessen blow if Lions don't add big-name cornerback

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
There is some sentiment that if the Lions don't sign a top free-agent cornerback, the team will not be in dire straits thanks to what should be a strong pass rush.

Lions' Stanton overcomes 'hiccups,' makes strides

Posted July 02, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
If he had his preference, Lions QB Drew Stanton would test the free-agent market, but he told PFW he would be "comfortable" with re-signing with Detroit.

NFC North best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 22, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC North who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Henry Melton, Matthew Stafford, Brian Robison and Mike Neal.

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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