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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-Lions first-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Packers-Lions game is off to a very lackluster start with both offenses scuffling more often than not in a scoreless first quarter at Ford Field.

Packers-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 14 Packers-Lions game at Detroit this Sunday.

Lions' Schwartz hitches wagon to Stafford

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz expressed surprising optimism for the Lions, saddled with a 2-10 record, for one major reason: QB Matthew Stafford.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit.

Lions re-sign WR Clark, place Williams on I.R.

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Derrick Williams on injured reserve and re-signed WR Brian Clark on Friday.

Thursday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy Packers-related development revealed in the official Packers-Lions injury report in advance of their game this Sunday in Detroit was that S Atari Bigby was at least able to practice on a limited basis after not participating at ...

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Wednesday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Cullen Jenkins is not the only Packer who will be sidelined for sure for the game this Sunday in Detroit. FB Korey Hall, who hurt his knee in the same gate, also has been ruled out in Week 14, according ...

Lions place DE Vanden Bosch on I.R.

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Lions lost another defensive starter for the season on Wednesday, placing DE Kyle Vanden Bosch on injured reserve.

Lions DT Suh fined $15K for hit on Bears QB Cutler

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 for a hit he put on Bears QB Jay Cutler on Sunday.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit    

Lions put CB Smith on I.R., add CB Miller

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have placed CB Alphonso Smith on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and added CB Prince Miller to take his spot on the roster.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Lions’ QB carousel not stopping Johnson from producing

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions are now on their third quarterback of the 2010 season, but Calvin Johnson has managed to be a constant throughout the QB turmoil.

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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