Scott Chandler TE BUF Jun 25 '12
TE Scott Chandler was the offense's "biggest playmaker" during OTAs and minicamps.
Per the team's official site, Chandler "was a daily fixture on the highlight reel for the offense, especially in the red zone." At 6'7/263 with reasonable athleticism, Chandler will continue to be featured around the goal-line. But owners should note that he had three or fewer catches in 11 of 14 games played last season. Chandler's upside is capped outside of TD-heavy formats.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 10 '12
Bills tight end coach Pete Metzelaars offered praise of Scott Chandler and believes he can transition into an ''every down player.''
The Bills and Chandler agreed to a two-year contract earlier this week. "I think he has a huge upside,'' Metzelaars said. ''A lot of people don't give him credit for his blocking, but I think he does that very well and can still get better at it. I look forward to developing him [into] the every down player we would like for him to be." Chandler was only a ''40-percent'' player in 2011 but stands to benefit from returning to the same offense next season.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 08 '12
Bills re-signed TE Scott Chandler to a two-year contract.
He actually broke the news on Twitter. Chandler paid his dues for four seasons on practice squads and injured reserve lists before emerging as a starter in Buffalo last season. Playing slot receiver in the Bills' nickel offense and being featured in the red zone, he scored six touchdowns. Chandler is only about a 40-percent player in the offense, however. He'll be worth a look as a TE2 in 2012 fantasy leagues, but nothing more.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 04 '12
WGR 550 Buffalo expects TE Scott Chandler to be allowed to walk in free agency.
Beat writer Joe Buscaglia puts the Bills chances of re-signing Chandler at "23 to 1," and thinks they believe they can "make another Chandler rather than over-paying for the actual Chandler." Refusing to overpay for a player who faded down the stretch last season and had just one career catch coming into 2011 would be the wisest course of action.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Mar 03 '12
The Bills are not expected to make upgrading tight end a priority this offseason.
The Bills will likely stay in-house with free agent Scott Chandler. "We'll use a guy that has talent. I'm not going to try and put a square peg in a round hole just to say we've got a tight end or just to use a tight end," Gailey said. "If we're better off with four wide receivers on the field or three wide receivers and two running backs - my job is to put the best players on the field and get the most out of them." Chandler, 26, broke out for 389 yards and six touchdowns with the Bills last season. Assistant GM Doug Whaley suggested the team was ''close to a deal'' when the two sides met at the Combine this past weekend.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Feb 24 '12
Bills assistant GM Doug Whaley suggested the team is close to a deal with free agent TE Scott Chandler.
"We're in contact with his representatives and we're trying very hard to get him back in the fold and get a deal done with him," said Whaley. The Bills will meet with Chandler's representatives at the Combine this weekend.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Feb 18 '12
Bills GM Buddy Nix believes TE Scott Chandler could be open to re-signing on a team-friendly contract.
''Chandler, going into the year, had caught one pass in his career,'' Nix said. ''He's probably more productive to us than he is to someone else. I don't know if that's something he may want to find out, but a lot of the time I think the grass may seem greener, but it may not always be.'' Chandler, 26, broke out for 389 yards and six touchdowns with the Bills this past season, but it unlikely to command much interest on the free-agent market. He'll likely be seeking a contract similar to the $1.2 million he made in 2011.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Feb 08 '12
New TEs coach Pete Metzelaars' first priority is to get in touch with free agent Scott Chandler.
"Hopefully we can get him back," said Metzelaars. "I know the team would like to have him come back. He had a very good year last year, and try to build upon that." Despite his 6'7/265 frame, Pro Football Focus graded Chandler as one of the NFL's worst run blockers. The Bills need to pair Chandler with a more athletic tight end.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Jan 02 '12
The injury Scott Chandler sustained in Week 17 was to his knee.
Chandler's latest injury apparently has nothing to do with the ankle woes that have been plaguing him over the last three weeks. The severity of this injury is unknown. Chandler is heading into free agency after breaking out with 389 yards and six touchdowns this season.
Scott Chandler TE BUF Jan 01 '12
Scott Chandler left Sunday's Week 17 game against the Bills with a leg injury and will not return.
Chandler has been batting an ankle issue for the last three weeks. After winning the starting tight end job out of camp, he racked up four touchdowns in the first three weeks. That proved to be a mirage, however, as Chandler's lack of athleticism and Ryan Fitzpatrick's annual collapse capped his upside. Chandler finished with 38 catches for 389 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games. The Bills will likely try to bring the impending free agent back, but they also need to add talent to the tight end position.