By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Scott Chandler – Signed by the Bills in 2010

The Bills have had trouble over the years finding a tight end who could be a productive receiver for them. Scott Chandler was the exception, and he was the football equivalent of someone who dropped out of the sky to help them.

Chandler was a seventh-round pick of the Chargers in 2007, and only played one game before departing. He didn’t get back into the NFL until 2010 after time on a practice squad and injured reserve. Chandler played nine games for Dallas in 2010 but was waived. The Bills claimed him in December of that year.

At 6-foot-7, he proved to be a big target for Bills quarterbacks for the next four seasons. He caught 181 passes from 2011 to 2014 – 17 of them for touchdowns. Buffalo decided to try to upgrade the position in 2015 by signing Charles Clay. Chandler went to New England, and had 23 receptions three in his final season in the NFL.

Here are some examples of Scott’s good work:

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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