Tony Scheffler Retires, Citing Three Concussions

Lions tight end Tony Scheffler has announced his retirement, citing the three concussions he suffered during his NFL career as the reason he's walking away from the game. Below is a 2011 story from Nate Jackson, a former teammate of Scheffler's, offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of the nights Scheffler was… » 6/11/14 3:59pm 6/11/14 3:59pm

Tingling Sensations: From The Stands At Ford Field, Watching My Former…

DETROIT—I'm here to see my friend Tony Scheffler play. He's a tight end for the Lions and my last, best connection to a modern NFL that churns through players too quickly to catch. This is my third season out of the league; sometimes, it feels like no one I played with is still playing. But of the few who are, several… » 10/13/11 4:35pm 10/13/11 4:35pm