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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

Referee explains Calvin Johnson no-catch ruling

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The referee of the Bears-Lions game explains the controversial ruling on what appeared to be a last-minute go-ahead touchdown catch by Calvin Johnson.

Bears escape opener with controversial 19-14 win over the Lions

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler had 372 yards passing and threw a late 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Forte, and the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 in the season opener after Calvin Johnson's apparent touchdown catch was ruled an incompletion.

Lions QB Stafford out with shoulder injury, Hill in

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left the team's 2010 season opener with a shoulder injury after a hit from Bears DE Julius Peppers before halftime. Backup QB Shaun Hill took over for Stafford in the second half.

Lions glad to have versatile Havner

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
Detroit envisions multiple roles for recent waiver acquisition Spencer Havner, a linebacker/tight end/fullback who caught four TD passes as a Packer last season.

Hype for Lions' Best growing wildly

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
For a second straight season the Lions have an offensive rookie who quickly is earning the respect of the veteran players. Last season, it was QB Matthew Stafford; this year, it's RB Jahvid Best.

Lions acquire CB Smith from Broncos

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Lions have acquired disappointing CB DeAngelo Smith from the Broncos in exchange for TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick.

Lions cut OT Jansen, CB Bly

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Jon Jansen, who was pushing starting ORT Gosder Cherilus not long ago, was cut by the Lions on Saturday, along with veteran CB Dré Bly.

NFL fines Lions DT Suh $7,500

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh $7,500 for his violent takedown of Browns QB Jake Delhomme in the teams' third preseason game.

Seahawks acquire OT Polumbus from Lions

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
One week after losing out on a waiver claim on OT Tyler Polumbus to the Lions, the Seahawks traded for Polumbus to add depth to their offensive line.

NFL will look at Suh's penalty

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
The league will take a closer look at Lions rookie DT Ndamukong Suh's dangerous play Saturday night in taking down Browns QB Jake Delhomme.

Lions place DE DeVries on I.R.

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
Lions veteran DE Jared DeVries (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday. The team also signed S John Wendling and DT Jaron Baston.

Lions' secondary becoming a primary concern

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' best defensive back, FS Louis Delmas, has battled a groin injury and hasn't played much this preseason, one of several concerns the team has in the secondary.

Lions claim OT Polumbus off waivers

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Lions beat two other teams in claiming OT Tyler Polumbus off waivers on Thursday, adding depth to the tackle position.

What can Stafford do in second season?

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who struggled more than not as a rookie, has a chance to be very productive in his second season.

Source: Seahawks trade DE Jackson to Lions

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Seahawks have traded DE Lawrence Jackson to the Lions, sources tell PFW.

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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