Breaking News: Detroit Lions Acquire Tony Scheffler

Dave MContributor IIApril 19, 2010

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 19:  Tony Scheffler #88 of the Denver Broncos catches the ball for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 19, 2009 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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I wrote an article yesterday about what kind of trade bait the Lions have entering the 2010 NFL Draft.

It appears that I was right about at least one thing, Ernie Sims was definitely trade bait.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Lions have acquired Tony Scheffler in a three team deal that will send Ernie Sims to the Eagles and pics from Philadelphia to Denver.

Tony Scheffler immediately upgrades a majority of the Lions other offensive skill players, Matthew Stafford in particular. Scheffler will take the place vacated by recently retired Casey Fitzsimmons as a receiving TE.

Scheffler was unhappy with new Head Coach Josh McDaniels and this is likely why he was traded, but make no mistake about it, he is an elite TE in terms of talent.

He will give Scott Linehan a player that creates many match-up problems for other teams.

For more about what kind of impact Scheffler may have, check out this article from Ty Schatler about how the Lions used Casey Fitzsimmons: 

http://www.thelionsinwinter.com/2010/04/casey-fitzsimmons-forced-to-retire.html