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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.
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:55:39 -0700
Detroit Lions FB James Bryant and TE Will Heller may compete for one roster spot during training camp because both can play in the backfield as a fullback. Bryant will have to show he is a good blocker and can be a successful short yardage back to beat Heller for the spot.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:46:01 -0700
Despite the signing of FB James Bryant during the offseason, the Detroit Lions are expected to use TE Will Heller at both the fullback and tight end positions. Bryant might be ticketed for the practice squad.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:08:42 -0700
The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent TE Will Heller (Lions) and DE Everette Brown (Chargers) to one-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:05:45 -0700
The Detroit Lions have released TE Will Heller.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 19:29:40 -0800
Detroit Lions TE Will Heller had one reception, a 10-yard touchdown grab, in the Wild Card loss Saturday, Jan. 7, against the New Orleans Saints. Heller did not have a touchdown during the regular season.
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.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:34:28 -0700
Detroit Lions TE Will Heller could handle the duties normally reserved for fullbacks, with the release of FB Jerome Felton. Felton is versatile and considered a good pass blocker.
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