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Lions give Tony Scheffler a three-year extension

The Detroit Lions and tight end Tony Scheffler have decided to extend their working relationship.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Scheffler will stick around his hometown team for the next three years after coming to terms with the team on a contract extension. Scheffler grew up in nearby Chelsea, Michigan, went to Western Michigan and came to the Lions from the Broncos in a trade days before the draft for a fifth-round pick.

The Lions have made the tight ends a focus of their passing game this season. Scheffler has 24 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown in five games this season. That’s tied for fifth in receptions among the league’s tight ends but only good for second on the Lions. Brandon Pettigrew has 26 catches so far. 

Full financial terms aren’t known at this time, but Klis does peg the signing bonus at $2 million. Scheffler was a restricted free agent this offseason and is playing this season for the $1.176 million he was tendered by the Lions.

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6 Responses to “Lions give Tony Scheffler a three-year extension”
  1. pacificamike says: Oct 16, 2010 5:52 PM

    8-8 in 2010
    10-6 wild card team in 2011 if they can get a db and lb or 2

  2. Al Davis' 40 Time says: Oct 16, 2010 6:23 PM

    Great talent, but the guy has a terrible time staying healthy.

  3. Mr. Lagoo says: Oct 16, 2010 8:12 PM

    3 more years being on a team that sucks…not the best contract I can think of. Hell, the greatest RB ever just quit because of this organization…Barry could have played 6 more years – unreal.

  4. hinchy says: Oct 17, 2010 12:21 AM

    Yup … you are right … he just quit ten years ago. Thats like saying Dale Earnhardt, Jack Lemmon and George Harrison just died … and I cant believe the World Trade Center juts got bombed. Dude really?
    Mr. Lagoo … I have to admit I read alot of out of touch stuff on here somtimes, but your post is basically some dude at the age of 30 talking about himself as a high school athlete. ‘I ran for 145 yards last week, when Barry Sanders retired’ .. umm sir, you just wet yourself. can we help you get on the bus home … or do you have any family we can call?

  5. LionsPlayoffs2011 says: Oct 17, 2010 2:45 AM

    8-8? I’m a lions homer and all but..not happening.

  6. natelan says: Oct 17, 2010 9:23 AM

    Traded for a 5th rounder?
    All of San Diego thanks Denver for this blunder.
    He’s a great player.

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