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Scott Chandler expected to play for Bills on Friday night

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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.

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7 Responses to “Scott Chandler expected to play for Bills on Friday night”
  1. pksullivanmha says: Aug 15, 2013 8:54 AM

    We’re healing in more ways than one. @footballady52🏈

  2. reignjc says: Aug 15, 2013 9:30 AM

    BIG Scotty Chandler coming back is big! Nice target over the middle of the field and very underrated TE.

  3. jerretardedjones says: Aug 15, 2013 9:37 AM

    That’s awesome!! Maybe Scott Norwood can kick FG’s too!!

  4. EJ says: Aug 15, 2013 10:03 AM

    jerretardedjones says:
    Aug 15, 2013 9:37 AM

    That’s awesome!! Maybe Scott Norwood can kick FG’s too!!

    Huh?

  5. EJ says: Aug 15, 2013 10:23 AM

    Scott Chandler will become a big part of Kolb/Manuel/Tuel’s success. If healthy, Chandler will break some of the Bills TE records set by Pete Metzelaars, Paul Costa and Jay Riemersma.

    Chandler has already tied with Metzelaars for most TD by a TE in team history with 6.

    This is the stat line he has to beat to set franchise records-
    68 receptions/726 yards/6 touchdowns.

    My Prediction for Chandler: 72 rec/859 yards/8 td’s.

  6. kgun80 says: Aug 15, 2013 11:22 AM

    I would like to see that EJ…I definitely think its possible. If they run the ball well and have all the speed on the outside and Stevie playing the slot.. Chandlers faster then most linebackers and he’s bigger then most safeties he could get a lot of good matchups. I’m pretty sure Manuel will start and there’s no better safety blanket for a young QB then an experienced TE.

  7. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Aug 15, 2013 12:35 PM

    EJ says: Aug 15, 2013 10:23 AM

    Scott Chandler will become a big part of Kolb/Manuel/Tuel’s success. If healthy, Chandler will break some of the Bills TE records set by Pete Metzelaars, Paul Costa and Jay Riemersma.

    Chandler has already tied with Metzelaars for most TD by a TE in team history with 6.

    This is the stat line he has to beat to set franchise records-
    68 receptions/726 yards/6 touchdowns.

    My Prediction for Chandler: 72 rec/859 yards/8 td’s.
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    Everyone talks about Metzelaars, no one talks about Riemersma. Respect. (Also, I agree with your projection)

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