Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bills' TE unit down another as Chandler injures groin


Wanna play tight end for the Buffalo Bills? The way things have been going, you very well could end up on the starting roster come opening day.

The team's depth chart took another costly hit Sunday, as Scott Chandler, Buffalo's likely starter at the position, went down with a groin injury and didn't return.

His loss follows Tony Moeaki's, who went down Friday night with a hamstring injury, and the absence of Chris Gragg, who's been out with heat-related symptoms.

"I don't really get concerned too much about the injury aspect of it," coach Doug Marrone said, via Mike Rodak of "In a way, I look at it as we're going to try to put some different people in there without having to go out and bring another person in."

One of those people filling in was fullback Evan Rodriguez, who took snaps at tight end with Lee Smith Sunday. Dominique Jones, who the Bills added to the roster Saturday to help stop the bleeding, reportedly also received a ton of work following Chandler's injury. 

Specifics on Chandler's injury have yet to be released, and given Marrone's statement, it's unclear whether the team will make another roster move. Given the severity of Moeaki's condition, however (reported to be "significant"), the team would be in a pretty dire situation from a receiving standpoint if Chandler winds up out for an extended period of time.

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