Detroit Lions Links: Tony Scheffler in Line for Expanded Role on Offense?

Here are the latest news and notes for July 6, 2012:

found the end zone six times for the Lions last season, despite catching just 26 passes. It’s possible that the athletic tight end could see both those numbers rise in 2012, as Detroit may look to expand his role in the offense. —

• Pat Kirwan of CBSSports ranked the teams with the best “triple” threats in the NFL, which he defined as any roster possessing at least three offensive weapons that present matchup problems for opposing defenses.

Kirwan pegged the Lions as one such team with that luxury, thanks to , and . Where did Detroit land on his list? —

• The Lions have very high expectations for safety this coming season. He’s been solid for Detroit when he has been able to avoid injury and stay on the field, but the coaching staff wants an even better performance in 2012. The folks at Pride of Detroit rated Delmas as the seventh most important player to the success of this year’s squad. —

• This has been one of the themes of the offseason for the Lions, but , despite having issues away from the field, appears primed for a breakout second season with the honolulu blue and silver. Is he set to take the NFL by storm in 2012? — Bleacher Report

• The Lions have had their fair share of legal troubles this offseason (not including Young’s tiff with Delmas during a workout). But does the arrest of ex-Lion and current Buc offer further proof of disciplinary issues in Detroit’s locker room? Braden Shackelford asks that question. — Sidelion Report

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