TE - FA
Week 4 Outlook
Former New England Patriots TE Scott Chandler(knee) wrote on his Facebook account that his playing career could be in jeopardy from a second knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. The veteran tight end said that "the surgery will take me out of next season, and probably keep me from playing again." Chandler was released by the Patriots earlier in the offseason.
Scott Chandler has 205 receptions, 2,379 yards and 21 touchdowns over the span of seven seasons in the NFL. Chandler will miss all of 2016, and a 2017 return at the age of 32 will be unlikely for this journeyman tight end.
The New England Patriots released reserve-tight end Scott Chandler on Wednesday.
Scott Chandler played well for New England in 2015. Rob Gronkowski missed most of Week 12 and sat out Week 13 due to injury and Chandler had a pair of servicable games in his absence. In those outings, Chandler totaled nine receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Scott Chandler was on the field for just four of the Patriots' 56 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Scott Chandler has been struggling with a knee injury but was active on Sunday and was not used. If Chandler is truly still dealing with his knee injury do not expect much out of him for Week 17. But if not he could see plenty of action if the Patriots decide to rest Rob Gronkowski and other starters on the offense for the playoffs.
Scott Chandler was not targeted in the Patriots Week 14 victory.
Scott Chandler was sent back to the bench as Rob Gronkowski made his return last night. Chandler only played one snap for the night as the games premier tight end returned to the field against the Texans.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Scott Chandler(knee) is expected to play in Week 14 against the Texans.
With Rob Gronkowski also expected to play on Sunday night, Scott Chandler's value drops to a low-end, touchdown dependent TE2 option in Week 14 against the Texans. Chandler should be avoided if Gronkowski indeed plays.