The other day, Buffalo Bills starting tight end Scott Chandler was seen doing routes and catching balls in practice, which is impressive since he tore his ACL back in December versus the Miami Dolphins. While he wasn’t going full speed in 11-on-11 practices, he caught approximately 20 balls from undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel after practice ended.
Chandler has prototypical size at 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds, and it appears that he has dropped about 15-20 pounds in order speed up his recovery time, and to possibly become faster on the field.
In the last two seasons, Chandler amassed 960 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns with six in each season, which ties a Bills franchise record for a tight end. He said he thinks he could be ready for training camp, which would be incredible to say the least. If he can return to form and stay healthy for all 16 games, that record could be in serious jeopardy as the Bills massively overhauled their wide receiver corps.
He could warrant single coverage all season long become a force of havoc, especially if rookie Chris Gragg is opposite of him is as he is faster and a true receiving tight end threat.
If Chandler returns to form prior to his injury last year for week one, the New England Patriots could potentially be caught off-guard with the new-look offense that the new Bills coaches have implemented, and other teams might take this offense more seriously.