Buffalo Bills Tight End Scott Chandler Tears ACL, Placed on Injured Reserve

By Scott DelleFave
Scott Chandler
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The news keeps getting worse for the Buffalo Bills as starting tight end Scott Chandler tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The ACL attaches the femur to tibia bones and is the most commonly torn ligament in a person’s knee.

Chandler was having a career season with 571 yards receiving and six touchdown receptions again. He has became a quarterback’s best friend over the middle, or at least Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s. There is talk that Chandler might miss up through week one of the regular season, kind of like Adrian Peterson did for the Minnesota Vikings.

The big differences between Peterson and Chandler is the fact Scott is 6′ 7″ 270 lbs. and he’s likely to engage in blocking every single play and one wrong angle and he tears the ligament again.  I only say that because re-tearing is fairly common. I hope he can bounce back faster, so tight end isn’t so much of an urgent need for the Bills this off-season, though I do like some prospects coming out of college and in free agency, but more on that in a different article.

This will not bode well for the Bills in the final week of the season as they finish at home versus the New York Jets. Fitzpatrick will have virtually no big red zone threat, not to mention a solid blocker for running back C.J. Spiller. I don’t know if they have a chance on Sunday

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