Former Patriot and free agent tight end Scott Chandler announced via his wife Alissa’s Twitter that he had knee surgery this week, which will prevent him from playing in 2016 and most likely end his NFL career.
Chandler had been hosted by the Colts for a visit before the start of free agency, but the team opted not to sign him.
Chandler was picked in the fourth round of the draft by the Chargers back in 2007. He only played two years in San Diego before playing with the Cowboys and Giants over the next year.
He ended up joining the Bills, and had a very successful five-year stint with the franchise.
Last year, the Patriots brought him in on a one-year contract to give them another tight end opposite to Rob Gronkowski, but Chandler ended up being a massive disappointment and was released by New England.
In 2015, Chandler appeared in 15 games for the Patriots and recorded 23 receptions for 259 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He was considered to be one of the top available remaining players before the surgery.