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Bills top 20 talents: No. 20 - Scott Chandler

The countdown to training camp is on for the Buffalo Bills. In less than two weeks, the Bills will move into the dorms at St. John Fisher College and get on the practice field for the first time on July 20.

In addition to the position by position training camp primer series, WGR Sports Radio 550 will also be counting down the top 20 most talented Bills. This countdown considers overall skill level, actual on the field performance and projection based on film study over the past couple of seasons.

On to the ranking, starting with Number 20:

TE Scott Chandler

Age: 28 (7/23/85)
Height: 6’7”
Weight: 260

Why he’s here:
- Considering how his career started off in Dallas and San Diego, Chandler has made a remarkable comeback to become the type of productive player he is after essentially being written off by most. Although he isn’t the fastest, which he’ll be the first to admit, he has become an incredibly dependable target. In 2013, he led the Bills in both receptions (53) and yards (655) all while setting his own personal career high with each category. He also co-owns the record for most touchdowns in a single season by a Bills tight end, reaching pay dirt six times in both 2011 and 2012.

2014 outlook:
- Chandler returned to the team after a brief stint in free agency and is slated to be the starting tight end this year. He may face some competition for playing time if Tony Moeaki is able to get back to the same form he had in his early years, but for now Chandler appears as though he’ll be the starting tight end. It’s unlikely that he’ll repeat as the team’s leader in both receptions and yards with all the new wide receivers added in the offseason, but he’ll still remain a tall target for EJ Manuel to go to under duress.

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07/07/2014 3:32PM
Bills' top 20 talents: Number 20
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07/07/2014 9:33PM
On a talented team
Chandler wouldn't even be on the roster let alone a top 20 'talent'. On Buffalo talent is a relative term.
07/07/2014 9:36PM
top 20 bills
still need qb who can learn plays.
07/08/2014 7:19AM
Will be on the roster and will make plays. He is 6'7" which is a tall target that will help EJ. He is slow but he still is a safety valve for EJ so they wont get rid of him
07/08/2014 10:43AM
Should have been cut immediately after that game in Toronto last season.
07/08/2014 9:29PM
Great value for a late season practice squad signing. Improved WR group around could make SC a dangerous threat if teams leave a LB on him in single coverage.
07/14/2014 12:41PM
Glad he on the bills team.
Now if tony can get back to form and greg can produce. Than we got needed weapons for ej. The object of the game is to keep your opponent guessing on what are you going to do next. Ok I understand some people want speed their too. But isn't that why we drafted wideouts. and don't forget about when a running back can come out of the back field and catch a pass too. When you play as a team you win as one. Players get drafted because of that special talent they got for that one certain position. Isn't that why chandler is still here. This not a one man sport, this is a team sport. Of course you will see teams that can blowout another team. You want to know why. Because they didn't know what was coming act them plain and simple. But they still did it as a team. It's call football for lol.
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