Friday, March 27, 2015

Broncos shopping TE Scheffler?

Broncos tight end Tony Scheffler is on the trading block, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post.

Broncos shopping TE Scheffler?

Broncos tight end Tony Scheffler is on the trading block, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post.

If you're unfamiliar with Scheffler, he had 40 catches for 645 yards and three touchdowns last season. He had five TDs the year before and four in 2006.

He averaged 16.1 yards per reception, which ranked first among NFL tight ends in 2008.

A second-round pick, Scheffler is listed at 6-feet-5, 250 pounds and just turned 26 a couple weeks ago.

Per Klis, the Broncos and Josh McDaniels already have ex-Patriot Daniel Graham, and their offense is expected to use mostly one tight-end sets.

Klis speculates that Scheffler could be a good fit with the Eagles. He is not citing sources who say they are interested, but simply reasons that a west coast offense, which uses more than one tight end, could use a guy like Scheffler.

No word on what the Broncos might want for the tight end.

One tight end was already dealt this offseason when the Browns traded Kellen Winslow to the Bucs. Cleveland got Tampa's second-round pick in 2009 and a fifth-rounder in 2010, according to Tony Grossi of The Plain Dealer.

Meanwhile, quick Tra Thomas note. The Florida Times-Union reports that the Jaguars spoke to Thomas recently, but there was not an official visit, and he never set foot inside the club's facilities. It's unclear what that means exactly, and I wouldn't read too much into it, but just thought I'd pass it along. A source told Bob Brookover of The Inquirer that the two sides were "far apart on the numbers" so the bottom line is that a deal with the Jaguars does not appear to be imminent.

More later.

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