The Buffalo Bills have brought back tight end Scott Chandler, reportedly with a two-year contract.
With top receiver Stevie Johnson limited by injuries and missing two games because of his mother's death, Chandler led the Bills in catches last season. Chandler had 53 catches for 655 yards and two touchdowns.
Although he provides quarterback EJ Manuel with a tall target, Chandler doesn't answer all of the Bills' needs at tight end. Chandler is a liability when asked to block, so when he's in the game defenses generally know the Bills are going to throw.
Chandler also had a difficult season when it came to dropping passes. Analytics site ProFootballFocus.com charted him for five drops, tied for sixth-most among all NFL tight ends. PFF's drop-rate metric (drops per catchable pass thrown his way) ranked Chandler fourth-worst at 8.6 percent.
The Bills are hopeful that late-season acquisition Tony Moeaki can avoid injuries.
When healthy, Moeaki has been productive, posting nice seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 and 2012, but missing the entire 2011 campaign and playing one game last year.