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.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 25 '11

Scott Chandler came off the bench behind Mike Caussin in the Bills' Week 16 win over the Broncos.

The Bills apparently weren't comfortable enough with Chandler's ankle to give him a full complement of snaps. He ended up with just two targets. Caussin sustained a knee injury Saturday, so Chandler figures to have a full workload in the season finale.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 24 '11

Bills TE Scott Chandler was held without a catch in the team's Week 16 loss to the Broncos.

He was targeted only two times. Chandler had emerged as an every-down player before missing three games with a high ankle sprain. He returned as a part-timer in Week 16 and doesn't figure to play much more in the season finale.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 24 '11

Bills TE Scott Chandler is active for Week 16 against the Broncos.

Stevie Johnson (groin) is active as well. The Bills' Week 16 inactives are WR Naaman Roosevelt, RB Johnny White, DB Josh Nesbitt, RT Sam Young, DL Jarron Gilbert, WR Ruvell Martin, and TE Fendi Onobun.

Scott Chandler TE BUF Dec 23 '11

Bills TE Scott Chandler (ankle) was limited in Friday's practice, but is listed as probable for Week 16.

Just prior to the ankle injury, Chandler had emerged as an every-down player with Buffalo having lost so many players at receiver, particularly in the slot. Chandler obviously carries risk, but we suspect you could do worse if you're desperate for a Week 16 tight end in the post-Fred Davis era.