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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

Week 15 TE tips: Olsen's hot streak should continue

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
PFW's late-week fantasy TE tips like Greg Olsen to continue his roll, while Owen Daniels and Brandon Myers should bounce back after down weeks.

Lions' TE tandem can stress defenses

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
The Lions' TE tandem of Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler can be tough for defenses to deal with, the way we hear it.

Lions RB Smith, TE Scheffler collide at practice

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Lions RB Kevin Smith and TE Tony Scheffler collided during practice on Wednesday, leaving Smith a little shaken up.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Predictable tension between Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
With Brad Childress squarely on the hot seat in Minnesota and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier being mentioned as a possible successor should Childress get fired, a level of discomfort is permeating their relationship. Check out our NFC North Whispers.

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.

Lions find seam-stretching tight end

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In addition to the fact that TE Tony Scheffler appears genuinely excited to play for the Lions, the team is happy with the offensive situation it built prior to the draft.

Eagles land Sims in three-team deal; Lions get Scheffler

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles have acquired LB Ernie Sims from the Lions in a three-way trade on Monday. The Lions also landed TE Tony Scheffler from Denver, with the Broncos getting draft picks.

Report: Broncos TE Scheffler will sign tender

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Broncos TE Tony Scheffler will sign his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday and could be headed to another team before long, according to a Denver Post report.

Report: Broncos tender Marshall, Orton

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Broncos tendered WR Brandon Marshall and QB Kyle Orton at the first-round level Wednesday, according to an ESPN report.

McDaniels not ruling out returns for Marshall, Scheffler in 2010

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
While it appeared that their time with the Broncos would soon come to an end, Josh McDaniels wouldn't rule out Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler being back in Denver next season.

Broncos not likely to let Scheffler depart without compensation

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Tony Scheffler wasn't happy about having his role reduced in first-year head coach Josh McDaniels' offense, and tensions boiled over at the end of the season when Scheffler was benched in Week 17.

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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