Scott Chandler TE BUF May 26 '13

Per ESPN Boston, "all signs point to" Bills TE Scott Chandler (ACL surgery) being ready for Week 1.

Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss offers up no scoops on Chandler, who began running routes nearly three weeks ago, but the recent word suggests the lumbering tight end could be ready to strap up for the opener against New England. Chandler tore his ACL in Week 16 last season. He expects to be ready for camp.

Scott Chandler TE BUF May 23 '13

BuffaloBills.com reports that TE Scott Chandler (ACL surgery) is likely to be a participant in practice right from the start of training camp.

Chandler tore his ACL in Week 16 last season, and it's five months to the day since he underwent surgery. On Thursday, following the team's OTA practice, Chandler was on the field running routes and catching passes. The soon-to-be 29-year-old says he "feels good," and thinks it's "realistic" to be ready for camp. We're skeptical, but it certainly sounds like Chandler might be ready for Week 1.

Scott Chandler TE BUF May 23 '13

Bills TE Scott Chandler (ACCL surgery) thinks it's "realistic" that he can be ready for training camp.

"I feel it's realistic," Chandler said. "I feel good, and I'm excited for the season. The injury is different than it used to be. The doctors are better." Chandler tore his ACL in Week 16 last season and underwent surgery just over four months ago. He isn't participating in drills at OTAs, but he is catching passes and running on the side. We doubt Chandler will be ready for Week 1.

Scott Chandler TE BUF May 15 '13

Bills TE Scott Chandler is sitting out full-squad OTAs while continuing to rehab his torn left ACL.

Chandler suffered the injury on December 23 and his training camp status is in question. The 28-year-old's role in new coach Doug Marrone's offense is also uncertain, although Buffalo did little to upgrade tight end other than draft Chris Gragg in the seventh round. Chandler's 2013 fantasy outlook is bleak.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Feb 12 '13

Bills GM Buddy nix considers tight end a position of need.

Tight end would have been a need even before Scott Chandler tore his ACL, but became a bigger issue after Chandler went down in Week 16. Chandler is doubtful to be ready for Week 1, and is a strong candidate for the reserve/PUP list. Chandler is a workmanlike player with a nose for the end zone, but was already limited athletically before tearing up his knee. Due $2.35 million between salary and bonuses, his roster spot isn't assured.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Jan 10 '132 Comments

Scott Chandler will have his ACL surgery Thursday.

Chandler waited nearly three weeks after his injury to go under the knife, but doesn't sound too concerned. "It's a pretty straightforward ACL from what I understand," he said. Chandler will be in a race to get ready for camp so he can make an impression on Doug Marrone's new regime -- assuming the Bills don't release him as a cap casualty.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 31 '12

Bills TE Scott Chandler will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL next week.

Coming off major knee surgery and losing Chan Gailey, who turned his career around in Buffalo's spread offense, Chandler's future is murky with an offseason roster bonus of $300,000 coming due. He's also owed a $2.05 million salary. He tore the ACL on December 23 and will be questionable for training camp.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 24 '12

Bills placed TE Scott Chandler on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

The Bills have yet to reveal the full extent of Chandler's injury, but coach Chan Gailey said it "doesn't look good at all." It's quite possible it's a torn ACL, which would be an unfortunate blow for a player who has worked hard to emerge the past two seasons. Already limited athletically, Chandler may not be the same after a major knee injury. Seven months shy of his 28th birthday, Chandler will finish 2012 with a 43/571/6 line, and has 12 touchdowns in 29 games going back to last season. He's signed for $2.05 million in 2013, and should be back with the Bills, though he may be a candidate for the PUP list.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 23 '12

Scott Chandler will undergo a Monday MRI on his knee, and the Bills are concerned his injury is severe.

"Scott doesn't look good at all," said coach Chan Gailey. "It's a knee. I saw him in the locker room on crutches." Chandler is almost certainly out for Week 17, and he may be facing an offseason of rehab pending the MRI results.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 23 '12

Scott Chandler suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the Dolphins and will not return.

Chandler was injured on a 25-yard catch on the second play of the game and immediately ruled out. The exact severity isn't known, but considering it's a knee injury this is likely a season ender. The Bills will be forced to finish Sunday's game with Lee Smith as their starting tight end.