Bills top 20 talents: No. 20 - Scott Chandler
The countdown to training camp is on for the Buffalo Bills. In less than two weeks, the Bills will move into the dorms at St. John Fisher College and get on the practice field for the first time on July 20.
In addition to the position by position training camp primer series, WGR Sports Radio 550 will also be counting down the top 20 most talented Bills. This countdown considers overall skill level, actual on the field performance and projection based on film study over the past couple of seasons.
On to the ranking, starting with Number 20:
TE Scott Chandler
Age: 28 (7/23/85)
Why he’s here:
- Considering how his career started off in Dallas and San Diego, Chandler has made a remarkable comeback to become the type of productive player he is after essentially being written off by most. Although he isn’t the fastest, which he’ll be the first to admit, he has become an incredibly dependable target. In 2013, he led the Bills in both receptions (53) and yards (655) all while setting his own personal career high with each category. He also co-owns the record for most touchdowns in a single season by a Bills tight end, reaching pay dirt six times in both 2011 and 2012.
- Chandler returned to the team after a brief stint in free agency and is slated to be the starting tight end this year. He may face some competition for playing time if Tony Moeaki is able to get back to the same form he had in his early years, but for now Chandler appears as though he’ll be the starting tight end. It’s unlikely that he’ll repeat as the team’s leader in both receptions and yards with all the new wide receivers added in the offseason, but he’ll still remain a tall target for EJ Manuel to go to under duress.