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Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:47:03 -0800
The Detroit Lions could elect to part with TE Tony Scheffler is they need more salary cap space, although there is no indication this has been considered. OT Jeff Backus also could be an attractive candidate to cut for salary-cap reasons.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 16:20:09 -0800
Detroit Lions TEs Will Heller, Tony Scheffler and FB Shaun Chapas will handle the tight end duties in Week 16 against the Atlanta Falcons with TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) sidelined. Heller will start the game.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:16:51 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the Arizona Cardinals used double coverage on WR Calvin Johnson on almost every play and had several defenders on him at the line of scrimmage on several occasions. "Early in the season, we were facing defenses that were more prevent-type defenses, where they were just trying to prevent a big play," Schwartz said. "(They) had respect for a lot of other players. This game, they took the approach of saying, 'If Calvin can't make the play, then we're going to challenge all the rest of the guys.'" WRs Nate Burleson (knee), Ryan Broyles (knee) and Titus Young and TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) all were not active last week. WRs Kris Durham and Brian Robiskie and TEs Tony Scheffler and Will Heller had a combined seven catches for only 77 yards. The Atlanta Falcons are expected to employ similar tactics as the Cardinals in order to try to take Johnson out of the game in Week 16. Johnson still managed 10 catches for 121 yards against Arizona.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:19:25 -0800
The Detroit Lions stuck with their two-tight end package even after TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was injured in Week 14. TE Will Heller played a season-high 64 snaps, and TE Tony Scheffler played 61 snaps.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:10:47 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young, who was sent home from the team's facility Monday, Nov. 19, has now been sent home twice in the past six months due to his immaturity. He angered receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and the coaching staff in Week 11 late in the fourth quarter. He incorrectly lined up in the slot on a second-down play with the team down 21-20. TE Tony Scheffler was the outside receiver to his left. OT Riley Reiff looked up and yelled to Young to get into the correct position, but was ignored. Scheffler tried to get back into the slot, but Young shook him off. As a result of the confusion, OT Gosder Cherilus was whistled for a false start.
Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:39:46 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan talked about the role of WR Ryan Broyles going forward. "I think pretty much Broyles is going to play inside but we will use (WR Calvin Johnson) inside, we'll use (TE Tony Scheffler)," Linehan said. "Really Broyles and Scheffler are in the same position, might use their strengths more, what they do better. So you'll see that. Maybe some (WR Titus Young) in the slot more."
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:50:46 -0700
Detroit Lions WRs Titus Young and Ryan Broyles will split duties as the slot receiver with WR Nate Burleson (leg) out for the rest of the season. TE Tony Scheffler is also an option out of the slot. Young caught a game-high six passes in Week 7 Monday, Oct. 22, after battling a knee injury in the first five games. Broyles caught the first three passes of his career Monday.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:38:52 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler (calf), LB Justin Durant (back) and SS Amari Spievey (groin) are listed as questionable for Week 4. Spievey did not practice Friday, Sept. 28, while the other two were limited.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:28:47 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Justin Durant (back), DE Lawrence Jackson (calf), TE Tony Scheffler (calf), G Rob Sims (knee), and S Amari Spievey (groin) were all limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:35:00 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler (calf) and WR Titus Young (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 27.
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