Scott Chandler is familiar with going against the New England Patriots. Now he’s set to play with them.
The former Buffalo Bills tight end agreed to terms with his old AFC East rival on Friday, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Chandler entered the league as a San Diego Chargers fourth-round pick in 2007. From there, the Kirk Ferentz-coached Iowa product spent his first three seasons between the Chargers, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys before sticking with the Bills.
Chandler emerged to catch 12 touchdown passes between 2011 and 2012, and recorded a career-best 53 catches for 655 yards in 2013.
The inline tight end added another 47 catches for 497 yards and three scores this past season, but was released by Buffalo on Wednesday.
A well-versed blocker with experience in the same “Y” role as Rob Gronkowski, the 29-year-old Chandler is now the fourth tight end on New England’s roster, joining Michael Hoomanawanui and Tim Wright.
He’s played in nine games versus the Patriots, amassing 28 catches for 384 yards and four touchdowns.