12/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Defenses doubling Calvin Johnson: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the Arizona Cardinals used double coverage on WR Calvin Johnson on almost every play...[+] and had several defenders on him at the line of scrimmage on several occasions. 'Early in the season, we were facing defenses that were more prevent-type defenses, where they were just trying to prevent a big play,' Schwartz said. '(They) had respect for a lot of other players. This game, they took the approach of saying, 'If Calvin can't make the play, then we're going to challenge all the rest of the guys.'' WRs Nate Burleson (knee), Ryan Broyles (knee) and Titus Young and TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) all were not active last week. WRs Kris Durham and Brian Robiskie and TEs Tony Scheffler and Will Heller had a combined seven catches for only 77 yards. The Atlanta Falcons are expected to employ similar tactics as the Cardinals in order to try to take Johnson out of the game in Week 16. Johnson still managed 10 catches for 121 yards against Arizona.
12/11KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Stuck with two-TE package: The Detroit Lions stuck with their two-tight end package even after TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) was injured in Week 14. TE Will...[+] Heller played a season-high 64 snaps, and TE Tony Scheffler played 61 snaps.
7/14KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Will Heller, James Bryant may compete for roster spot: Detroit Lions FB James Bryant and TE Will Heller may compete for one roster spot during training camp because both can play in...[+] the backfield as a fullback. Bryant will have to show he is a good blocker and can be a successful short yardage back to beat Heller for the spot.
News -- June 2012
6/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Will Heller likely to split between FB, TE: Despite the signing of FB James Bryant during the offseason, the Detroit Lions are expected to use TE Will Heller at both the...[+] fullback and tight end positions. Bryant might be ticketed for the practice squad.
News -- March 2012
3/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Two players signed: The Detroit Lions have signed free-agent TE Will Heller (Lions) and DE Everette Brown (Chargers) to one-year deals. Financial...[+] terms were not disclosed.
3/12KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Will Heller releasedThe Detroit Lions have released TE Will Heller....[+]The Detroit Lions have released TE Will Heller.
News -- January 2012
1/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Will Heller finds the end zone in playoff loss: Detroit Lions TE Will Heller had one reception, a 10-yard touchdown grab, in the Wild Card loss Saturday, Jan. 7, against the...[+] New Orleans Saints. Heller did not have a touchdown during the regular season.
News -- December 2011
12/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Two receptions for top two TEs: Detroit Lions TE Tony Scheffler managed two receptions for 41 yards in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints, while TE Brandon...[+] Pettigrew managed two catches for just 13 yards. Third-stringer TE Will Heller chipped in with one catch for 10 yards.