Scott Chandler has played his past four seasons with the Buffalo Bills, quickly emerging as a top target and safety valve at tight end. In 2013, Chandler recorded a career-high in receptions (53) and receiving yards (655), while appearing in all 16 games. Chandler inked a two-year deal worth a reported $4.75 million on March 13, 2014. He’ll be competing against Tony Moeaki for the Bills’ starting tight-end spot in 2014.
Early Years & College
Chandler was born in Bedford, Texas, on July 23, 1985. He attended Southlake Carroll, where he notched all-district and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior and helped lead the team to a state title. After graduating, Chandler went to the University of Iowa, spending his first two years as a wide receiver before converting to tight end. He finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history among tight ends with 117 receptions for 1,476 yards.
Early NFL Years
Chandler was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL draft (129th overall). In San Diego, Chandler saw very limited action, playing in just one game, before being waived by the team on April 27, 2009. Chandler spent the next two seasons bouncing around between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, mostly on practice squads, before landing in Buffalo on Dec. 2, 2010.
Chandler played sparingly in his first season with the Bills after the team scooped him up off waivers. Chandler entered the 2011 season sitting fourth on the tight-end depth chart, but the Bills saw value in his 6-foot-7 frame and utilized him as a red-zone target. On Sept. 11, 2011, Chandler caught two touchdowns in a Week 1 win. He has accumulated 135 catches for 1,623 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons in Buffalo.
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