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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 big three getting it done

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The numbers might suggest otherwise, but the Lions are making strides defensively, and much of it has to do with much-improved play in the trenches.

Lions sign ILB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.

Update on injuries to Lions LB Follett, QB Hill

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine and QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left forearm.

Manning throws 2 TDs as Giants top Lions 28-20

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.

Report: Lions TE Scheffler signs contract extension

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Denver Post reported Saturday that TE Tony Scheffler has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.

Injuries leave Lions scrambling at linebacker

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.

Lions' O-line makes progress, faces big test

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.

Burleson fined $15,000

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.

Hill is Detroit's Billy Kilmer

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says watching Lions QB Shaun Hill reminds him of Billy Kilmer and conjures warm feelings of a time when winning passers weren't always so meticulously drilled and manicured in their ways.

Lions end losing streak with big win vs. Rams

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.

Burleson hopes to give Lions receiving boost

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.

Lions sign OG Sims to contract extension

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions signed OG Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Furniture store helps Lions avoid blackout

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Lions avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Rams thanks to Gardner-White Furniture.

Lions to honor Hall of Fame CB LeBeau

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams.

Packers survive scare from Lions, win 28-26

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Charles Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers narrowly held off a comeback by the Detroit Lions for a 28-26 victory Sunday.

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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