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Free Agent TE Scott Chandler Has Knee Surgery, Will Miss 2016 Season & “Probably” End His Career

Free agent TE Scott Chandler announced via his wife Alissa’s Twitter account that he underwent knee surgery this week that will prevent him from playing in 2016 and “probably” end his NFL career.

The Colts brought Chandler in for a visit before the start of free agency, but never signed him to a contract.

Chandler, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2007. He two years in San Diego before bouncing around with the Cowboys and Giants over the next year.

The Bills later claimed him off of waivers from the Cowboys and would go on to spend the next five years in Buffalo.

Last year, the Patriots elected to sign him to a one-year contract to give them another tight end opposite to Rob Gronkowski, but things didn’t go all that well and he was released by the New England.

In 2015, Chandler appeared in 15 games for the Patriots and recorded 23 receptions for 259 yards receiving and and four touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 28 tight end out of 67 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.