Lions part ways with TE Tony Scheffler

The Lions announced that they've released veteran tight end Tony Scheffler on Tuesday.

Scheffler has been injured with a concussion, sustained earlier this season against Green Bay. However, the emergence of tight end Joseph Fauria has been a bit of a surprise, and likely made Scheffler expendable.

It's also concerning for Scheffler in that this concussion adds to previous ones in recent years.

Taking Scheffler's place on the Lions roster is offensive tackle Barry Richardson.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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