Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bills' Chandler to face former team Sunday

Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler was mostly a practice-squad wanderer for three years.

Now, he wanders in the red zone.

Chandler, who is tied with seven other players for second in the league in touchdown receptions (6), will face his former team Sunday when the Bills travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys.

Chandler was drafted in the fourth round in 2007 by the San Diego Chargers, but Dallas picked him up when he was waived two years later.

After being waived by the Cowboys, the 26-year-old out of Iowa spent time with the New York Giants in the 2010 offseason before being reacquired in September of 2010 by the Cowboys when the Giants waived him.

“We thought that was a good get for us,” Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett told the Dallas media Thursday. “… You’re trying to develop a guy like that, have him around. He was on our active roster at different times.”

Garrett said the Cowboys monitored Chandler in college and through the draft.

“It does not surprise me,” Garrett said of Chandler’s success this season. “He’s been productive. He was a productive player in college and when he had his opportunities here, he was productive as well.”

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