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Will Heller

Detroit Lions
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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

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 | Will Heller, James Bryant may compete for roster spot

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | Will Heller likely to split between FB, TE

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.

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Lions | Two players signed

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.

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Lions | Will Heller released

Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:05:45 -0700

The Detroit Lions have released TE Will Heller.

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Lions | Will Heller finds the end zone in playoff loss

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.

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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 | Will Heller could see time at FB

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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Lions | May keep four tight ends

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 22:40:57 -0700

Since the Detroit Lions are using so many two-tight-end sets, the team may keep four tight ends on their final roster, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. TEs Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Will Heller and Dan Gronkowski may all make the final cut.

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Lions | 10 sit out both practices Sunday

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 15:39:36 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry (hamstring), CB Amari Spievey (oblique), DE Jared DeVries (leg), PK Jason Hanson (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (back), WR Mike Moore (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (groin), S Ko Simpson (knee), TE Will Heller (undisclosed) and CB Jack Williams (knee) sat out both of the team's practices Sunday, Aug. 8.

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Lions | 10 remain sidelined Saturday

Sat, 07 Aug 2010 21:27:12 -0700

Detroit Lions FB Jerome Felton (foot), CB Amari Spievey (hip), DE Jared DeVries (undisclosed), PK Jason Hanson (knee), CB Aaron Berry (hamstring), WR Mike Moore (shoulder), TE Will Heller (undisclosed), CB Jack Williams (undisclosed), S Ko Simpson (undisclosed) and S Louis Delmas (groin) all remained on the sideline Saturday, Aug. 7, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

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Lions | Eight sit out Friday

Sat, 07 Aug 2010 00:12:55 -0700

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (groin), S Ko Simpson (knee), TE Will Heller (undisclosed) and CB Jack Williams (knee) did not take part in practice Friday, Aug. 6, reports Carlos Monarrez, of The Detroit Free Press. DE Jared DeVries (leg), FB Jerome Felton (foot), WR Mike Moore (shoulder) and CB Amari Spievey (oblique) also remained out of action.

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Lions | Several not taking part at start of training camp

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:23:54 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (knee), TE Will Heller, DE Jared DeVries, S Ko Simpson, S Louis Delmas and CB Jack Williams were working out in the indoor facility and not with the rest of the team Saturday, July 31, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News.

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Lions | Will Heller sit out most drills Thursday morning

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:30:54 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Will Heller (back) sat out of most of morning practice Thursday, June 24, because of a back injury, reports John Niyo, of The Detroit News.

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Lions | Four miss practice Thursday

Thu, 20 May 2010 16:07:41 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Dennis Northcutt (undisclosed), TE Tony Scheffler (foot), TE Will Heller (undisclosed) and S Ko Simpson (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, May 20, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News.

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Lions | Heller contract update

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:14:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions have announced they have re-signed unrestricted free-agent TE Will Heller to a three-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Lions | Heller re-signed

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 12:41:54 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed unrestricted free-agent TE Will Heller. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Lions | Heller optimistic he will return to team

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 18:27:08 -0800

Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News, reports the agent for Detroit Lions impending free-agent TE Will Heller said he has had conversations with general manager Martin Mayhew and is optimistic a deal will get done.

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Lions | 11 will be unrestricted free agents

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 20:21:46 -0800

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper, LB Vinny Ciurciu, OT Damion Cook, TE Casey FitzSimmons, TE Will Heller, LB Larry Foote, CB Anthony Henry, CB William James, OT Jon Jansen, S Marquand Manuel and QB Patrick Ramsey will be unrestricted free agents this offseason.

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Lions | FitzSimmons likely will win roster spot

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:14:35 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp but likely will win a roster spot. He probably would not see much playing time because the team likely will use TEs Brandon Pettigrew and Will Heller in two tight end formations.

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Lions | Heller likely to enter camp as No. 2 TE

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:22:21 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Will Heller likely will enter training camp as the team's No. 2 tight end behind TE Brandon Pettigrew.

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Lions | Heller contract update

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:46:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions have announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent TE Will Heller (Seahawks) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Lions | Heller signed

Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:12:45 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports the Detroit Lions have signed unrestricted free-agent TE Will Heller (Seahawks). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Seahawks | Heller questionable for Week 11

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:18:27 -0800

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 11 game.

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Seahawks | Heller practices Wednesday

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:58:48 -0800

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 12, and he might play in Week 11.

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Seahawks | Heller questionable for Week 10

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 14:09:30 -0800

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 7. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 10 game, but will not play. He is more likely to play in Week 11.

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Seahawks | Heller misses practice Thursday

Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:40:59 -0800

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) missed the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 6, and he is unlikely to play in Week 10.

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Seahawks | Heller unlikely to play in Week 10

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 13:41:13 -0800

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) likely will not play in the team's Week 10 game.

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Seahawks | Heller might play in Week 10

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:12:52 -0800

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) could be back this week and he might play in Week 10.

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Seahawks | Heller expected back next week

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:11:53 -0700

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren doesn't expect TE Will Heller (knee) to be back until next week.

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Seahawks | Heller not expected to play in Week 9

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:12:27 -0700

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Week 9 game.

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Seahawks | Heller misses practice Friday

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:29:27 -0700

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) missed the team's practice Friday, Oct. 24, and he is out for Week 8.

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Seahawks | Heller not expected to play in Week 8

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:49:21 -0700

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Week 8 game.

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Seahawks | Heller return date unknown

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 06:58:33 -0700

Scott M. Johnson, of The Everett Herald, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (knee) could miss multiple games with a strained knee ligament. His return date is unknown.

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Seahawks | Heller returns Wednesday

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 12:38:40 -0700

Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 6, after sitting out Tuesday, Aug. 5, due to a tight hamstring.

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Seahawks | Heller practices

Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:56:52 -0700

Jose Miguel Romero, of the Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Seahawks | Heller misses practice Monday

Mon, 20 Aug 2007 17:02:52 -0700

Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 20.

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Seahawks | Heller won't play

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:43:01 -0700

Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 18.

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Seahawks | Heller will not play Sunday

Sat, 11 Aug 2007 14:00:15 -0700

Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) will not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 12.

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Seahawks | Heller practices Tuesday morning

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 20:05:58 -0700

Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) took part in the team's morning practice Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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Seahawks | Heller misses practice Monday

Mon, 06 Aug 2007 16:38:12 -0700

Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 6.

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Seahawks | Heller misses practice Saturday

Sat, 04 Aug 2007 21:00:14 -0700

Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller (ankle) missed the team's practice Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Seahawks | W. Heller the No. 2 TE

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 16:49:39 -0700

Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks tight ends coach Jim Lind said Friday, Aug. 3, that TE Will Heller is No. 2 on the depth chart.

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Seahawks | Heller contract information

Fri, 09 Mar 2007 11:12:23 -0800

Updating a previous post, Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed free agent TE Will Heller to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million, including a $300,000 signing bonus.

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Seahawks | Heller re-signs

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 19:25:24 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed free agent TE Will Heller to a multi-year deal.

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Seahawks | Mili practices, will play in Week 3

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:48:38 -0700

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Itula Mili (knee) practiced Friday, Sept. 22 and will play in Week 3, but might not start. Backup TE Will Heller might start ahead of Mili this week.

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Seahawks | Mili misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:09:38 -0700

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Itula Mili (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 20 and has an "outside chance" to play Week 3, according to head coach Mike Holmgren. TE Will Heller is getting time as the starting tight end.

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Seahawks | Heller on the bubble to make the team

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:54:18 -0700

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks TE Will Heller is on the bubble to make the team's final roster.

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