The initial concern heading into training camp later this month was whether Bills TE Scott Chandler would even be ready to participate. Coming off of knee surgery in early January Chandler’s initial timetable to return was August with full clearance not happening until possibly the start of the regular season. Fortunately Chandler has had a remarkable recovery with all signs pointing to full participation at St. John Fisher perhaps with just a day off here and there. His expected availability however, leads to another pressing question concerning the offense. How quickly can the tight end be assimilated into a brand new offense?
Buffalo’s offense under coordinator Nathaniel Hackett still has a lot of ground to cover in training camp. The majority of installation was completed in the spring practices, practices in which Chandler was not a participant.