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85 Tony Scheffler TE
Height/Weight: 6-5/255 | Birthdate: 2/15/1983 | Birthplace: Morenci, MI, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Western Michigan | NFL Experience: 8 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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Tony Scheffler decides to retire


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) Former Lions tight end Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL, reports ESPN. 

Scheffler, 31, suffered "at least" his third concussion in four seasons last year with the Lions before he was released. He ends his career with 258 catches for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns over eight seasons with the Lions and Broncos.


Lions release Tony Scheffler


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) The Lions released tight end Tony Scheffler, the team announced. Scheffler, who was slowed by a concussion this season, made seven catches for 82 yards in five games.

Detroit needed his roster spot to add offensive tackle Barry Richardson.


Lions list Week 7 inactives


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm), tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion), tackle Jason Fox (knee), running back Theo Riddick (concussion), quarterback Kellen Moore, center Leroy Harris and cornerback Jonte Green were among the team's inactives Week 7 vs. Cincinnati.

Two Lions listed as out


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2013) Lions WR Nate Burleson and TE Tony Scheffler have been ruled out against the Bengals Week 7.

Scheffler has been dealing with a concussion, and did not practice all week. Burleson is still recovering after breaking his forearm in a car accident. 


Lions release inactive list for game against Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) The injured inactives for the Lions Sunday against Cleveland are tackle Jason Fox (knee), wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm), running back Theo Riddick (concussion) and tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion).

The healthy inactives are quarterback Kellen Moore, cornerback Jonte Green and center Leroy Harris.


Three Lions ruled out Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) Lions TE Tony Scheffler, WR Nate Burleson and RB Theo Riddick have been ruled out Week 6 against the Browns.

Both Scheffler and Burleson were expected to be out. Burleson has been sidelined with a forearm issue. Both Scheffler and Riddick have been out with concussion injuries. 


Tony Scheffler still not practicing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2013) Lions tight end Tony Scheffler is not practicing Friday.

Scheffler is dealing with a concussion, and has not been able to practice this week. He will likely not play this week.


Lions concerned about Tony Scheffler


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) The Lions are concerned about tight end Tony Scheffler, who suffered his third career concussion Sunday against the Packers. Scheffler didn't start experiencing concussion symptoms until Tuesday.

"Even Monday, he wasn't having headaches and some of those symptoms that we see," coach Jim Schwartz said, per MLive.com. "But when we came back to work Tuesday, we saw it. We've seen that from other people in the past. Every one of them is different. That's why it's so hard to diagnose. It's such a hard situation to put timetables on for guys coming back and stuff like that."


Tony Scheffler out with concussion


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2013) Lions tight end Tony Scheffler did not practice Wednesday after suffering a concussion Week 5 against the Packers, reports the Detroit Free Press. It's the third concussion of his career.

Scheffler took a big hit late in the game and finished with a season-high 55 yards on four catches.


Tony Scheffler has 55 yards


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2013) Lions tight end Tony Scheffler caught four passes for 55 yards in Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Packers. Scheffler was second on the team with seven targets. Fellow tight end Brandon Pettigrew had 59 receiving yards. 

The 55 yards were the most for Scheffler this season; he had 27 total receiving yards over the first four games. 

The Lions travel to Cleveland to face the Browns in Week 6. 


Tony Scheffler catches one pass


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Lions tight end Tony Scheffler caught just one pass against the Bears.

Scheffler picked up 22 yards on his only catch. He was targeted one other time and dropped an easy first down completion. 

Scheffler will take on the Packers Week 5.


Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler held in check


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Lions tight ends Tony Scheffler and Brandon Pettigrew did little in the Week 3 win at Washington. They finished with just two combined catches in the game while Joseph Fauria scored a touchdown. 

Scheffler had two catches for 5 yards on two targets from quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford only looked Pettigrew's way twice and the veteran couldn't make a single catch. 

Pettigrew has just five catches on the year for 38 yards after three games. Scheffler caught his first two passes of the year Sunday. 


Could Lions cut Scheffler?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/5/2013) The release of Tony Scheffler could save the Lions over $2 million on the salary cap in 2013, Mlive.com reported Tuesday. He's set to enter the final year of his deal in 2013.


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