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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' Cherilus, Jansen still splitting reps

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
If there has been a downside to a mostly upbeat Lions training camp, it is that ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't nailed down a starting job yet.

Suh agrees to terms with Lions

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
The Lions got a deal done Tuesday with their top draft pick, DT Ndamukong Suh. The former Nebraska Cornhusker agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $68 million, with $40 million guaranteed, a league source told NFL Network's ...

Consistency was LeBeau's calling card

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Early in his playing career, Dick LeBeau was told that "less than one percent of one percent" of NFL players make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Saturday, he joins that very short list of players enshrined in Canton ...

Offensive success starts up front for Lions

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The offensive line long has been an area of consternation for the Lions, and it remains a concern until proven otherwise.

NFL suspends, fines Lions president Lewand

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Lions president Tom Lewand for 30 days and fined him $100,000 for violating its personal-conduct policy after his guilty plea to a charge of driving while impaired.

Lions agree to terms with first-round RB Best

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed first-round RB Jahvid Best just as the team was reporting to training camp.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 24, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
In Part Six of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC North teams, including a pairing of Jay Cutler and Mike Martz in Chicago.

Lions must identify fourth DL starter

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams and Ndamukong Suh are good bets to start on the Lions' defensive line. But what about left defensive end?

Lions president Lewand pleads guilty to DUI

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired, following up a June 25 arrest in which a police officer observed his car weaving from one lane to another.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Lions' pass on Haynesworth no surprise

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Lions made it public that they have no intention of dealing for DT Albert Haynesworth, and our sources say they never came close to a trade.

Vikings claim WR Mitchell

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The Vikings have claimed WR Marko Mitchell off waivers from the Lions and have waived two players.

Report: Lions president arrested for DUI

Posted June 27, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol Friday night, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Lions sign fourth-round OT Fox

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed fourth-rounder OT Jason Fox.

Lions counting on Smith, Pettigrew returning healthy

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Lions landed TE Tony Scheffler and RB Jahvid Best, but the team is still counting on contributions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and RB Kevin Smith.

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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