Redskins Work Out Former Lions TE Tony Scheffler

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Redskins brought in former Lions TE Tony Scheffler for a workout on Tuesday. This probably isn’t a great sign for TE Jordan Reed and the hamstring injury he sustained this past weekend. It is, however, interesting that Scheffler even worked out for an NFL team as he previously announced his retirement. Scheffler, 31, was a second-round...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Decker's wife: I'd want Eric to stop playing after three concussions

Former NFL players Tony Scheffler and Sidney Rice both announced their retirement over the summer and both players retired for largely the same reason: Concussions. Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker never seriously considered retirement after suffering his third concussion in 10 months in August, but one of Welker's former teammates would probably hang up his cleats if he suffered...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Mayhew still has a job, Ebron is learning his and one fan believes this is the year

Detroit Lions Inexplicably, Martin Mayhew still has a job(READ) One fan believes enough in the Lions to have a super bowl championship tattoo done(READ) Tony Scheffler makes the right move in retiring(READ) Jeremy Ross will be more than a kick returner(READ) Ebron is working on learning the NFL and the new offense(READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind: Mayhew still has a job...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Scheffler makes the right move in retiring from the NFL

Tony Scheffler was forced into retirement from the NFL due to repeated concussions. The Detroit Lions released him in the middle of last season after a brutal hit against the Green Bay Packers sidelined him. Scheffler tried out for a few teams but never caught on with anyone. Scheffler is from my hometown of Chelsea, MI. While it’s now a much larger place than when I grew up and...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Scheffler retires from NFL after eight seasons

Free agent tight end Tony Scheffler has retired after eight seasons in the NFL. The 31-year-old Scheffler has suffered there concussions over the past four seasons and was released by the Detroit Lions in October. Drafted No. 61 overall in 2006, Scheffler played for the Denver Broncos before joining the Lions. He had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year career.
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions TE Tony Scheffler retires from NFL because of concussions

Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL. The former Detroit Lions and Western Michigan tight end told the Associated Press today that he made the choice because he had three concussions over the past four years. He had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year career. The Lions released Scheffler in October. He later had workouts with Chicago and Kansas...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Broncos & Lions TE Tony Scheffler Is Retiring From The NFL

  Veteran TE Tony Scheffler tells Larry Lage of the Associated Press that he is retiring from the NFL due to concussions suffered over the course of his professional career. According to Scheffler, he has suffered three concussions in the past four years. He plans to become a real estate agent and work as an assistant football coach at the high school in his hometown of Chelsea...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lion and WMU Bronco Tony Scheffler retires

Former Lion and Western Michigan tight end Tony Scheffler has announced his retirement according to the Associated Press Wednesday afternoon. Scheffler’s decision comes after a recent rash of concussions (three over the past four years) and “moderate” interest in him as a free agent after being released by the Lions last season. During his eight years in the league with both...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Scheffler: Concussions force retirement from NFL

Former Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL. Scheffler told The Associated Press on Wednesday he made the choice because he had three concussions over the past four years. He had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year career. The Lions released Scheffler in October. He later had workouts with Chicago and Kansas City and says...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones drawing interest from Jets, Lions

The Green Bay Packers have had one of the NFL’s best wide receiving corps over the last few seasons, but one of those talented receivers has hit the free agent market. James Jones is a free agent this offseason, and reports are circulating that he is drawing “heavy interest” from both the New York Jets and Detroit Lions. Jones has been one of Aaron Rodgers’ main targets during...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears won't add TE Scheffler, but eye LBs, WRs

The Bears at least considered reuniting the top of the Broncos’ 2006 draft class but indications are the team will not sign veteran tight end Tony Scheffler after putting him through a workout at Halas Hall. An NFL source said the Bears will not add Scheffler, a close friend of quarterback Jay Cutler, despite an open spot on the 53-man roster. Denver drafted Scheffler in the second...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions release Tony Scheffler, add Barry Richardson

The Detroit Lions have decided to part ways with tight end Tony Scheffler after four seasons. Scheffler, 30, accumulated over 1,300 yards while with the team. His best year came in 2011 when he caught six touchdown passes from quarterback Matthew Stafford. In all, he had eight touchdowns and 120 reception. His sure hands provided a constant outlet for Stafford and he had a knack...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Scheffler Cut by Lions

The Lions cut tight end Tony Scheffler on Tuesday.Fantasy Spin: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.
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions cut Scheffler, sign Richardson

The Detroit Lions have released tight end Tony Scheffler, who missed the last two games with concussion-related problems. The Lions signed tackle Barry Richardson in a corresponding move. Richardson played last season with the St. Louis Rams, starting all 16 games. In four seasons with Detroit, Scheffler played in 50 games, catching 120 passes for 1,311 yards and eight touchdowns...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions release Tony Scheffler

The Detroit Lions released tight end Tony Scheffler Tuesday to make room for a much-needed offensive tackle on the 53-man roster. The club signed 6-foot-6, 319-pound Barry Richardson, who had been released by the Tennessee Titans during the preseason. Three of Detroit's top offensive tackles - Riley Reiff (hamstring), Corey Hilliard (knee) and Jason Fox (knee) - are currently...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Release TE Tony Scheffler

The Detroit Lions announced they have released TE Tony Scheffler. Detroit signed OT Barry Richardson to take his place on their active roster. After sustaining a concussion in Week 5, HC Jim Schwartz hinted that Scheffler could be headed to injured reserve over a week ago. This and the rise of undrafted rookie Joseph Fauria appears to have left Scheffler expendable. Scheffler...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions cut TE Tony Scheffler; sign OT Barry Richardson

Tony Scheffler was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. After seeing limited playing time early in the season, Scheffler saw increased playing time and production after Jay Cutler was inserted as the Broncos starting quarterback on December 3, 2006, against the Seattle Seahawks. Tony could end up with Jay Cutler again in the Windy city, […]
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals Week 7 Injury Report

With wide-out Calvin Johnson looking to be a full go this week against the Bengals, the Lions’ biggest concern on the offensive side of the ball lie on the health of tight end Tony Scheffler who last week suffered the third concussion of his career. He’s officially listed as out for today’s game. Meanwhile running back Joique Bell who suffered a rib injury against the Browns...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Report: Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, Tony Scheffler

Wide receiver Nate Burleson remains sidelined with the broken forearm he suffered a few weeks ago. He aims to return this season, however anytime before November is unlikely.  Calvin Johnson has once again been limited in practice with a knee issue. While he is probable to play in Sunday’s game, his effectiveness will be tested as he continues to recover from this significant...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Joseph Fauria Collects 3 TDs vs. Browns

Lions tight end Joseph Fauria had a monster game Sunday against the Browns.Fantasy Spin:All three of Fauria's receptions went for touchdowns. Most weeks those end zone passes would have gone to either Calvin Johnson or Tony Scheffler but with both of them hurting, Fauria was able to have the game of his life. We wouldn't expect Fauria to be nearly as effective once Johnson...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions’ Injury Report: Calvin Johnson, Tony Scheffler, Jason Fox

Calvin Johnson practiced twice this week in a light fashion, and also lost the knee brace. Adam Schefter reported that the star wide-out would start on Sunday. This is excellent news for the Lions offense as he is sure to open things up for Reggie Bush and the rest of the wide receivers.  He will battle star corner Joe Haden. WR Nate Burleson continues to miss action with a broken...
Via NFL Injury Report
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson returns to practice, listed as limited

Receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice Thursday for the Detroit Lions, but only on a limited basis. Johnson told reporters afterward that he's feeling "good," but he wouldn't answer specific questions about his ailing right knee that forced him to miss last Sunday's game at Green Bay. "I'm feeling better," Johnson said. "We'll...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerron McMillan fined 15K for hit vs. Lions, will appeal

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jerron McMillian was hit hard by the NFL after the Green Bay Packers' safety delivered a hard hit of his own in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions. McMillian told the NFL fined him 15,000 for a shoulder hit to the head of a receiver. Late in the fourth quarter of the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit, McMillian was penalized for unnecessary...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Scheffler plays Barstool in 2-on-1 basketball, eats a lot of pizza and throws up

This was tweeted to me by a good friend -- it's Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler playing a couple Barstool bloggers in 2-on-1 basketball, eating a lot of pizza and then puking:    @Detroit4lyfe “Barstool Bro Show with Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler” — Jewsaay (@Jewsaay) September 28, 2013   This is the most...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions vs. Bears: Five things to watch

OK, it's only Week 4, but first place will be on the line Sunday, which has been a rare occurrence at Ford Field over the years. Beggars can't be choosers. The Detroit Lions take on the Chicago Bears and while it's not technically must win for either, these are the types of games that start to reveal playoff contenders from pretenders. Here are five storylines to follow...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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