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NFL | Tony Scheffler retiring

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:33:42 -0700

Free-agent TE Tony Scheffler (Lions) has decided to retire after suffering three concussions in the last four seasons.

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Bears | Tony Scheffler works out

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:10:48 -0700

The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent TE Tony Scheffler (Lions) Friday, Oct. 25. According to sources, the team is not expected to sign Scheffler after this workout.

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Lions | Release Tony Scheffler

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:59:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions released TE Tony Scheffler Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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Lions | Will make roster move with Tony Scheffler

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:43:28 -0700

The Detroit Lions will make a roster move with TE Tony Scheffler (concussion). The team will either release him or put him on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 22.

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Lions | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:53:17 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Nate Burleson, RB Stephfon Green, RB Theo Riddick, TE Tony Scheffler inactive for Week 7.

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Lions | Two ruled out

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:03:29 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) and TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and have been ruled out for Week 7.

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Lions | Four miss practice

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:44:50 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jason Fox (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle), RB Theo Riddick (concussion) and TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Lions | One in, five sit

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:43:44 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee) practiced Thursday, Oct. 17. OT Jason Fox (knee), FB Theo Riddick (concussion), TE Tony Scheffler (concussion), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle) and WR Nate Burleson (arm) sat out of practice.

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Lions | Four miss practice

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:56:38 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), OT Jason Fox (knee), RB Theo Riddick (concussion) and TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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Lions | Not ruling out Tony Scheffler going on IR

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:24:05 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz did not rule out the possibility of TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) being placed on Injured Reserve.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler still being evaluated

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:34:05 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) is still being evaluated for his concussion and there is no timetable for his return.

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Lions | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:41:32 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Jason Fox, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Nate Burleson, RB Theo Riddick, TE Tony Scheffler inactive for Week 6.

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Lions | Three players ruled out

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:21:00 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (concussion), WR Nate Burleson (forearm) and Tony Scheffler (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and have been ruled out for Week 6.

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Lions | Joseph Fauria could have bigger role

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:27:07 -0700

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan indicated TE Joseph Fauria likely will have a bigger role in the offense Week 6 if TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) is not able to play.

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Lions | Four miss practice

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:34:18 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jason Fox (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle), RB Theo Riddick (concussion) and TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Lions | Five miss practice

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:17:35 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), OT Jason Fox (knee), CB Chris Houston (hamstring), RB Theo Riddick (concussion) and TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler may have bigger role

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:59:42 -0700

Detroit Lions TEs Tony Scheffler, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria may have bigger roles after WR Nate Burleson (arm) suffered a broken arm in a car accident. Scheffler had a season-high 21 snaps in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins after playing only four plays in the season opener and 17 snaps in Week 2. He has only been thrown to three times. Scheffler has lined up as a traditional tight end and in the slot so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: Scheffler could see more looks, but with Pettigrew also in the picture, the chances that it'll be enough to make him fantasy relevant are remote.

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Lions | Committed to Tony Scheffler

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:33:51 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria might see more playing time in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, against the New England Patriots, and it might cut into TE Tony Scheffler's reps. However, despite fewer practice reps for Scheffler, the team insists the veteran is still part of the plans in 2013.

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Lions | Four different TEs work with first-team offense

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:32:35 -0700

The Detroit Lions used four different tight ends with the first-team offense in practice Tuesday, Aug. 20. TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Michael Williams and Joseph Fauria each worked with QB Matthew Stafford.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler does not see much time

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:34:38 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler was on the field for only three snaps during the team's second preseason game. It is not known if he suffered an injury during the game or if it was another reason for the lack of snaps.

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Lions | Could keep four tight ends

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:24 -0700

The Detroit Lions could keep four tight ends on the roster in 2013, although it is more likely they will keep three. The Lions currently have TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Michael Williams, Joseph Fauria and Matt Veldman on the roster.

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Lions | Two TEs could compete for one spot

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:21:26 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria may have to outperform TE Tony Scheffler during training camp to earn a roster spot because both are catch-first tight ends and the team may only want to keep one tight end like that.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler could still be let go

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.

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Lions | Trio to handle TE duties

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.

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Lions | Defenses doubling Calvin Johnson

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.

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Lions | Stuck with two-TE package

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.

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Lions | Not first punishment for Titus Young

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.

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Lions | Ryan Broyles set for expanded role

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."

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Lions | Titus Young, Ryan Broyles to split slot duties

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.

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Lions | Three players questionable for Week 4

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.

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Lions | Five limited in practice

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.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler, Titus Young return

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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Lions | Five miss practice

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:44:02 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), TE Tony Scheffler (calf), DT Corey Williams (knee) and WR Titus Young (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26.

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Lions | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:35:27 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Hilliard, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, DL Lawrence Jackson, FS Louis Delmas, TE Tony Scheffler, LB Travis Lewis inactive for Week 3.

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Lions | Three doubtful

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:52:07 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and TE Tony Scheffler (calf) did not practice Friday, Sept. 21, and are doubtful for Week 3.

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Lions | Five miss practice

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:11:56 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Drayton Florence (forearm), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), TE Tony Scheffler (calf) and DT Corey Williams (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Lions | Ryan Broyles could have a role in Week 3

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:53:33 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles could play a role in the team's game plan for Week 3 if TE Tony Scheffler (calf) is unable to play.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler absent from practice

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:49:36 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Lions | Five limited during practice

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:31:32 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler (calf), DT Corey Williams (knee), LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps), CB Drayton Florence (forearm) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler could get bigger role

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:43:38 -0700

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said TE Tony Scheffler could receive a bigger role on offense this season because of his ability to be a receiver as well as a blocker in the offensive scheme. The team may look to get Scheffler into more favorable matchups this season.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler comfortable with role

Wed, 16 May 2012 06:07:35 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler said he is not worried about losing time to rookie WR Ryan Broyles. Scheffler frequently played in the slot in the team's two-tight end personnel groupings last season, but Broyles has the skill-set to make plays from the slot as well. "It's one of those things in the NFL where you learn to take care of your business and, as long as I do my job, I'm not really concerned with how he (Broyles) fits in," Scheffler said. "I'll help him out. We'll do a lot of similar stuff, so it's fun to have him. He's a great athlete and shoot, he's one of the best college wide receivers that ever played."

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Lions | Kevin Smith, Tony Scheffler fine

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 11:03:23 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said RB Kevin Smith and TE Tony Scheffler were fine after their collision and were able to finish practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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Lions | Kevin Smith, Tony Scheffler collide in practice

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 09:43:05 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith and TE Tony Scheffler ran into each other during a passing drill during practice Wednesday, Jan. 4. Smith went to the ground and was surrounded by trainers after the collision. The team is expected to update his condition after practice.

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Lions | Two receptions for top two TEs

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 22:13:11 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler managed two receptions for 41 yards in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints, while TE Brandon Pettigrew managed two catches for just 13 yards. Third-stringer TE Will Heller chipped in with one catch for 10 yards.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler finds end zone

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 17:38:55 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler had three grabs for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. Scheffler has touchdowns in back-to-back games for the second time this season.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler re-visits end zone

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:07:17 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler had three receptions for 38 yards and a score in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos. It Scheffler's first trip to the end zone since scoring in each of his first two games this season.

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Lions | Four players probable for Week 7

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:44:55 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler (concussion), OT Gosder Cherilus (knee), LB Justin Durant (concussion) and CB Chris Houston (back) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 21. All four are listed as probable for Week 7 and are expected to play.

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Lions | Six limited

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 13:33:40 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry (groin), LB Justin Durant (concussion), S Vincent Fuller (elbow), CB Chris Houston (back), TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) and OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler returns to practice

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 08:47:30 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) took part in practice periods open to the media Thursday, Oct. 20. Scheffler passed an initial round of concussion tests Wednesday, Oct. 19, and must pass a further round of tests before being cleared for game action.

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Lions | No thought of IR for players with concussions

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:05:01 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, Oct. 19, that the team has not given any consideration to putting RB Jahvid Best (concussion), LB Justin Durant (concussion) or TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) on season-ending Injured Reserve. "No, we're going to get those guys back as soon as we can, as soon as they pass all their tests and everything like that," Schwartz said. "We feel good about those guys."

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