Buffalo Bills Scott Chandler on injured reserve

The Buffalo Bills lost another key pass-catcher for the season, as tight end Scott Chandler has been placed on the injured reserve with a knee injury, and the 27-year-old may have actually torn his ACL. Chandler suffered the injury yesterday against the Miami Dolphins on a play in which he caught a 25-yard pass. It sounds like the MRI did not go too well, and he was also spotted on crutches in the locker room.

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With Chandler on the IR, the Bills will likely be picking up another tight end for depth. Joe Buscaglia tweeted that  Fendi Onobun could be a possibility for the Bills to replenish depth.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey said that the injury “doesn’t look good”, and it is devastating news for the 27-year-old. Chandler is a hard worker who has risen recently to be a big red zone threat for the Bills. Before the injury, he had 43 receptions for 571 yards and six touchdowns in a solid season. He broke out last year to the tune of 38 receptions and six TDs, and he built on last year’s numbers this season.

Hopefully he can make a full recovery, because Chandler might not be the same after the injury. He won’t be set to be a free agent his year, but he will be a free agent after the 2013 season. This makes the injury even worse for him as a player, and it will be interesting to see how the rehabbing process goes and what his injury is exactly. A worst-case scenario has him landing on the PUP list and missing the entire 2013 season before hitting the free agent market in 2014.

You can follow Joe Soriano on Twitter @SorianoJoe.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Fendi Onobun, Scott Chandler

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