The Bears at least considered reuniting the top of the Broncos’ 2006 draft class but indications are the team will not sign veteran tight end Tony Scheffler after putting him through a workout at Halas Hall.

An NFL source said the Bears will not add Scheffler, a close friend of quarterback Jay Cutler, despite an open spot on the 53-man roster. Denver drafted Scheffler in the second round in 2006, in between choosing Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

The Lions released Scheffler on Tuesday after he was cleared to return from a concussion suffered earlier this season. Joseph Fauria, an undrafted rookie free agent, has emerged as a major contributor in Detroit and Scheffler had only seven receptions for 82 yards.

Chances are the Bears will sign a linebacker with Lance Briggs expected to miss six weeks with a small fracture in his left shoulder, an injury that is expected to force rookie Khaseem Greene or veteran Blake Costanzo into the starting lineup.

Keenan Clayton, Larry Grant, Brian Rolle and Julian Stanford were part of the 11-man workout.