Posted October 22, 2013

Lions cut TE Tony Scheffler

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Tight end Tony Scheffler has been cut by the Lions.

The Lions have cut TE Tony Scheffler. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions have released Tony Scheffler after the tight end missed the team’s last two games with a concussion, the team announced Tuesday.

Scheffler had played in five games with one start this year before suffering a concussion against the Packers, and missing the team’s next two games. Scheffler was expected to be the team’s second tight end going into the season, but the early season success of Joseph Fauria has limited his playing time.

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The eight-year veteran has been with the Lions since the 2010 season and will receive the remainder of his $1.95 million contract.


3 comments
jbber
jbber

Is this smart timing? Now won't Green Bay just sign him and learn the cadence?

bulletrico
bulletrico

Wow!!! Thats cold even for D-town...

j7apple
j7apple

@jbber  Im fairly sure Detroit can lose all on their own against the Pack without help.