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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

Frazier: Favre will start for Vikings if healthy

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Joe Webb's breakout game in the Vikings' shocking win over the Eagles apparently is not enough to impress head coach Leslie Frazier.

Lions' run game, defense show marked improvement

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Lions have won three games in a row for the first time since 2007, and the improved run game and defense have had a lot to do with it.

Lions hand Dolphins seventh home loss

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Lions took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 Sunday and rally past the reeling Dolphins 34-27.

Lions' Stanton raising profile with play

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Lions No. 3 QB Drew Stanton has played beyond expectations, and he could seek a better opportunity elsewhere next season.

Report: Stafford placed on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Lions have reportedly placed QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Lions might have to play QB roulette

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz did not say Monday who his starting QB would be in Week 16, as all three primary quarterbacks are dealing with injuries.

Lions top Bucs, finally win one on the road

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Dave Rayner's third field goal, a 34-yarder with 9:51 left in overtime gave the Lions a 23-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ended the longest road losing streak in league history at 26 games on Sunday.

Lions still have ORT Cherilus in plans

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The consensus among Lions fans is that ORT Gosder Cherilus needs to be replaced, but he was having his best season before landing on injured reserve.

Logan acquisition pays dividends for Lions

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
When Detroit GM Martin Mayhew signed Stefan Logan off waivers from Pittsburgh in September, it proved to be an astute move, according to NFC North Whispers.

Report: NFL revokes fines against Peterman

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The NFL reportedly revoked $10,000 in fines of Lions OG Stephen Peterman for two chop-block penalties called in Week Nine against the Jets.

Packers lose Rodgers, fall to Lions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Heller midway through the fourth quarter, and the Packers couldn't come back without an injured Aaron Rodgers in the Lions' 7-3 win Sunday.

Packers-Lions fourth-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Fourth-quarter reflections from the Packers-Lions Week 14 game.

Packers-Lions third-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
It was a mixed bag for Packers backup QB Matt Flynn in the third quarter as Green Bay took a 3-0 lead in a game dominated by uneven offense and solid defense.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Rodgers concussion highlights Packers-Lions second quarter

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
If the Packers are to prevail in Detroit today, they are going to have to do it without Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion after getting hit by Lions LB Landon Johnson on an 18-yard scramble and has been ruled ...

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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