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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' Felton may be in line for more carries

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
If Kevin Smith proves unable to fill the bill as Detroit's power back, the team may turn to FB Jerome Felton, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 6:13 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 Week Four Lions-Packers game.

Lions make secondary switch

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Lions made changes in their secondary on Thursday, signing veteran DB Dante Wesley and releasing SS Randy Phillips.

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions QB Hill to start again in place of Stafford

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Lions QB Shaun Hill will get another start in place of injured starter Matthew Stafford Sunday at Green Bay, head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Best has turf toe, unlikely to miss time

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best is day-to-day after suffering Grade II turf toe injury in Detroit's Week Three loss to the Vikings.

They Said It: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Vikings players had to say following their first win of the season, a 24-10 victory over the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings, Peterson speed past Lions 24-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

RB Best leaves Lions game with toe injury

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best suffered a toe injury in the third quarter of the Lions' Week Three game vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Senior editor Eric Edholm expect the Vikings to bounce back against the Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions need Levy strong in the middle

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense has taken heat for being too dependent on the front four making all the plays and for being too weak on the back end, but linebacker remains a weakness, too.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Vikings CB Allen has handled role well

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen has been vaulted into a primary role on defense through two games. And according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Allen has done well.

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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