Bills Chandler agrees to extension

March 8, 2012 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 5:07 PM EDT

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Bills Chandler agrees to extension

March 8, 2012 Updated Mar 8, 2012 at 5:07 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY – (WKBW.com/Bills) The Buffalo Bills today announced that TE Scott Chandler has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the team. The team did not release the terms of the contract but it's reportedly a two year extension for the tight end.



Chandler caught 38 passes for 389 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games with nine starts in 2011. His six touchdown catches matched a single-season franchise-record among tight ends. Chandler’s 38 catches marked the most by a Buffalo tight end since 2001 and eighth-most since 1990.



Chandler was scheduled to become a free agent next week but tells Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo he's excited to be back with the Bills. "It's great", said Chandler from his home in Iowa. "It's a load off your shoulders, one less thing to think about. I know I'll sleep well tonight. We are very excited to be back in Buffalo. My wife was just as excited as I was. She loves the town and the people. We are very excited to be back".



Chandler was claimed and awarded off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys by Buffalo on December 3, 2010. The 6-7, 260-pound Iowa product originally entered the NFL as 2007 fourth-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers. He spent the 2009 season on the Cowboys practice squad before being signed to the active roster of the New York Giants for the final two games.

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