The Buffalo Bills roster tweaking at the tight end position continued Friday. A day after adding TE , Buffalo was awarded TE Scott Chandler via waiver claim.
Chandler (6'7", 272) is a third-year player who was waived by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week. He's also a player with whom Bills GM Buddy Nix is very familiar. Chandler is a former fourth-round draft choice of the San Diego Chargers in 2007, where Nix served as Assistant General Manager at the time.
Considered a smooth route runner and a big target over middle and down the seam, Chandler has good hands and can seal and wall off with his size as a blocker.
Chandler appeared in nine games for the Cowboys this season, serving mainly in a blocking capacity. The Iowa product has also spent time with the New York Giants in his career.
Torbor to I-RTo make room for Chandler on the 53-man roster the Bills placed LB Reggie Torbor on injured reserve.
Torbor appeared in 10 games in this his first season with the Bills posting 41 tackles and four pass break ups. The six-year veteran served many roles in Buffalo's defensive scheme at both inside and outside linebacker.
"That's a big loss for us," said head coach Chan Gailey. "There's going to have to be some people to step up and play a lot of snaps for us."
Rookies Antonio Coleman and Arthur Moats as well as Aaron Maybin are all in the mix to fill the void at outside linebacker, while Bryan Scott and Akin Ayodele are expected to fill Torbor's inside linebacker role in various packages.
Buffalo has now placed five linebackers on injured reserve this season.