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...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Penalty Never Called

It’s okay to use the “N word” in the NFL. It’s not supposed to be okay, but it is. The officials are intimidated and unclear on how to enforce their own rules. Racist language exists in common conversation and apparently that’s just fine. At Broncos training camp, the absence of fans has unveiled a vulgar litany of language. Overheard: “I’m right here, (N word)!”...
Via Mile High Sports
September 02, 2014  |  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

Power Rankings: NFC North, Detroit Lions’ home, only rated 4th best division in NFL

Yesterday, the World Cup kicked off in Brazil, a sporting event that once again introduces fans around the globe to the concept of “group play.” It’s essentially an elaborate round-robin tournament, where 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four, with each group only playing against teams within that group to see who will advance. Every team is guaranteed three games...
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June 13, 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

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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...
Via The Majors Detroit
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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Beyond the stats: Tight End Prospect Comparables

As the draft quickly approaches, even the casual NFL fans have familiarized themselves with the top prospects. Mock drafts, like this awesome one, prepare us for the various possibilities that might occur. Among the commentary I’ve found especially interesting over the past few years is the comparison of specific prospects to past or current players. “Prospect X is very similar...
Via Buffalo Wins
May 02, 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...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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