DENVER (AP) Denver tight end Tony Scheffler, who became a favorite target of quarterback Jay Cutler last season, is out two months after breaking his foot during the team's passing camp.
Scheffler came up limping after running a route during the first half of practice Friday. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but he didn't finish the rest of the workout, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and KCNC-TV reported.
The Post reported he was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday. Twelve of Scheffler 18 receptions and all four of his touchdown catches came in the final five games when Cutler took over as starting QB.
``He'll be fine,'' said Stephen Alexander, who started ahead of Scheffler last season told the Post. ``I know he's a little bummed, but if there's something positive to something like this, it's that it happened now and not in training camp. Once the season starts, everyone will forget this happened.''
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