It sounds like veteran tight end Scott Chandler may be hanging it up. The 30-year-old announced that his recent knee surgery will sideline him for at least one season, and according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak (via Twitter), the surgery will “probably” end his career. A tweet from his wife also indicated that the former Bills standout is considering retirement.
Before settling in with Buffalo, Chandler bounced around the league a bit. After being selected by San Diego in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, the Iowa product made brief practice squad cameos with the Chargers, Cowboys, and Giants.
Chandler got his first opportunity to play in 2010, when he joined the Bills. After an uninspiring first season in Buffalo, the tight end found his groove in 2011, hauling in 38 catches for 389 yards and six touchdowns. Chandler would establish himself as a reliable presence in the Bills offense, averaging 45 catches, 528 yards, and four touchdowns from 2011 through 2014.
The veteran joined the Patriots last offseason, and he finished the 2015 campaign with 23 receptions for 259 yards and four touchdowns. New England released Chandler in early March, and he reportedly visited the Colts.