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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

Report: Lions RB Best expected to start 2012 on PUP list

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best will likely begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Lions' running game performs well in preseason opener

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Lions’ running game started the preseason on a positive note, with Detroit racking up 198 yards vs. Cleveland.  

Detroit safety Delmas has knee surgery

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Lions S Louis Delmas, who has not practiced in a week, had surgery on his left knee Tuesday.

Avril signs tender, reports to Lions' camp

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Lions DE Cliff Avril ended his holdout Sunday, signing his one-year, $10.6 million franchise tender and reporting to training camp.

Leshoure, Simpson are names to file away

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Mike Wilkening offers fantasy scouting reports on Mikel Leshoure and Jerome Simpson, who will each miss the start of the season.

Fairley's hearing delayed until Nov. 27

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley’s hearing for a marijuana possession charge has been delayed until Nov. 27.

Lions GM Mayhew expects Best to 'eventually' be cleared

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters Tuesday that he expects RB Jahvid Best (concussions) to be cleared to play at some point.

Lions OLT Backus sustains thumb injury

Posted July 28, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions OLT Jeff Backus injured his thumb and did not return to Saturday's practice.

Lions place RB Best on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best has not been cleared for contact and he will begin training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.

Lions' Suh sued for more than $1 million

Posted July 26, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is being sued for more than $1 million in an Oregon court by a passenger in a one-car accident involving Suh last December.

Lions sign CB Coleman

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed CB Drew Coleman, the club's official website reported Wednesday.

Lions sign CB-RS Miller

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms with CB Justin Miller, who last played in an NFL game in 2009.

Lions add OT Scott

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former Steelers OT Jonathan Scott on Tuesday and released OT Johnny Culbreath.

Ex-Lion Berry apologizes, will enter substance-abuse program

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Former Lions CB Aaron Berry apologized Monday after a second offseason arrest ended his career with the club.

Penn State discipline becomes NFL's warning shot

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
The NFL could stand to learn a few valuable lessons from the Penn State tragedy and realize that the league is not impervious from a similar fall.

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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