Detroit Lions
Position
TE
 
Jersey
85
Name  Tony Scheffler
Born  2/15/1983
Height  6-5
Weight  255
College  Western Michigan
6/11/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Former Broncos and Lions tight end Tony Scheffler is calling it quits after eight NFL seasons. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: Scheffler suffered his third concussion last year before getting cut by Detroit He'll finish his career with 258 catches, 3,207 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns in 107 games.
 
10/22/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: The Lions cut tight end Tony Scheffler on Tuesday.
Insight: Scheffler is recovered from his concussion but the Lions no longer need his services due to the emergence of rookie Joseph Fauria as the No. 2 tight end behind Brandon Pettigrew.
 
10/9/2013 4:16:00 PM
Description: Lions tight end Tony Scheffler missed Wednesday's practice due to a concussion suffered in Sunday's game with Green Bay.
Insight: Another Detroit receiver missing in action. The Lions go to Brandon Pettigrew more than Scheffler, but they do like to run from a double tight end formation. Facing a tough Cleveland defense, we're not excited about many Detroit starters this week.
 
9/25/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Wideout Ryan Broyles might not be the only beneficiary from the Nate Burleson injury - Detroit tight end Tony Scheffler could also see more targets.
Insight: The Lions like to run a double tight end set-up with Brandon Pettigrew and Scheffler. Scheffler caught 42 balls for 504 yards last season.
 
12/2/2012 3:32:00 PM
Description: Detroit tight end Tony Scheffler has passed his concussion test and is now back in the game.
Insight: Scheffler was involved in a helmet-to-helmet collision in the first half but it looks like he was able to escape without suffering a major injury. So far Scheffler has three grabs for 55 yards as the Lions lead Indianapolis 30-21 at the end of the third quarter.
 
11/22/2010 10:03:00 AM
Description: The Detroit News reports Scheffler (ribs) injured his ribs during the first half Sunday against Dallas and did not return.
Insight: The severity of Scheffler's injury is unknown, but he has taken a backseat to Brandon Pettigrew in the Lions' TE rotation any way. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/12/2010 11:30:00 AM
Description: Lions WR Nate Burleson's recent return is believed to be a big factor on why TE Tony Scheffler's offensive role has decreased. SOURCE: DETROIT NEWS
Insight: Burleson is coming off his best game of the season, catching seven passes for 113 yards and a score against the Jets. Unfortunately, his value could be short lived now that Shaun Hill is back under center. As for Scheffler, he never really was a true fantasy prospect while sharing the field with Brandon Pettigrew.
 
10/8/2010 11:02:00 AM
Description: The Detroit News reports Scheffler (concussion) isn't ready to rule himself out for this week's game yet.
Insight: If Scheffler can not play on Sunday against St. Louis, Brandon Pettigrew could become a solid fantasy play. (RapidDraft.com)
 
10/7/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: MLive.com reports Scheffler (concussion) did not practice on Thursday.
Insight: Scheffler's status for Sunday against St. Louis is up in the air. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/27/2010 10:03:00 AM
Description: Scheffler had seven receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings on Sunday.
Insight: Brandon Pettigrew is also in the tight end mix for the Lions, which may lead to inconsistent fantasy value for both guys. (RapidDraft.com)
 
7/6/2010 11:19:00 AM
Description: The Detroit Free Press reports Scheffler looked "very much in sync" with QB Matt Stafford during OTAs.
Insight: Scheffler could become a significant pass catching option for Detroit this season, and definitely has some fantasy sleeper potential. (SportsBuff.com)
 
6/14/2010 3:18:00 PM
Description: Tom Kowalski of MLive.com expects Scheffler to be a "big time threat" for the Lions this season.
Insight: The team has mentioned using Scheffler in the slot, much as the Colts use Dallas Clark. Being part of what could be a pass-happy offense certainly helps his fantasy potential. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/13/2010 3:38:00 PM
Description: The Detroit Free Press reports Scheffler (foot) sat out OTAs on Thursday with a minor foot injury.
Insight: This does not seem to be a major concern, being as it is so early in the offseason. Scheffler could be a factor in the Lions' offense this season. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/19/2010 1:11:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that the Lions have acquired Scheffler from the Broncos as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Eagles.
Insight: Scheffler will likely split time at TE with Brandon Pettigrew (knee), assuming Pettigrew is recovered from ACL surgery by Week 1. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/18/2010 11:30:00 AM
Description: Though coach Josh McDaniels denied speaking to the Bengals about Tony Scheffler, he acknowledged trade talks with other teams.
Insight: Scheffler does seem as good as gone from Denver. His fantasy value will largely depend upon where he ends up. (sportsBuff.com)
 
4/16/2010 7:16:00 PM
Description: Broncos coach Josh McDaniels denied Friday that the team has discussed the availability of Tony Scheffer with the Bengals.
Insight: While Scheffler definitely looks to be on the block, Cincinnati doesn't seem to be a great place for him to land. The Bengals hardly ever use a tight end in their offense, so why would they trade for one? (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/14/2010 8:03:00 PM
Description: Restricted free agent Tony Scheffler is close to signing his one-year tender, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Like the Brandon Marshall situation, this could be a prelude to Scheffler being traded. The oft imjured tight end could benefit from a move to another team. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/10/2010 2:00:00 PM
Description: The Broncos recently placed calls to restricted free agents Tony Scheffler, Brandon Marshall, Kyle Orton, and Elvis Dumervil to encourage them to sign their one-year tender offers.
Insight: Scheffler needs to prove he can stay healthy before Denver invests in him long-term. However, he obviously believes he is worth more than a 10% raise. (sportsBuff.com)
 
3/3/2010 9:05:00 PM
Description: Scheffler was given a second round tender by the Broncos
Insight: It would serve them right to lose him. Denver has never utilized the ultra talented tight end correctly and, in the right set of circumstances, he could be a top ten fantasy threat. (SportsBuff.com)
 
2/19/2010 11:56:00 AM
Description: Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports the Rams could be interested in trading for Scheffler.
Insight: Scheffler is scheduled to become a restricted free agent, but he does not appear to be a fit for the Broncos offense under head coach Josh McDaniels. Add that to the fact he is in McDaniels' doghouse, and he could become available. (SportsBuff.com)