Scheffler, 31, suffered "at least" his third concussion in four seasons last year with the Lions before he was released. He ends his career with 258 catches for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns over eight seasons with the Lions and Broncos.
Detroit needed his roster spot to add offensive tackle Barry Richardson.
Scheffler has been dealing with a concussion, and did not practice all week. Burleson is still recovering after breaking his forearm in a car accident.
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