When Bills tight end Scott Chandler tore his ACL near the end of the 2012 regular season, there were questions about whether or not he’d be ready to return in time for the start of the regular season.
The first sign that Chandler would be able to author a positive response to that question came when camp opened and the tight end was able to participate fully in practice. The second sign is that Chandler is expected to make his preseason debut on Friday night against the Vikings.
“I believe Scott Chandler will get some reps barring anything happening between now and [Friday night],” said Bills coach Doug Marrone, via the team’s website. “So you’ll see him in there.”
Chandler had 43 catches for 571 yards and six touchdowns last season, his second straight year with six touchdowns for the Bills. While the change in coaches and offensive coordinators will likely mean Chandler’s used in a different manner this year, his reliability as a receiver should mean that he’s a target for whoever winds up winning the quarterback competition.