Reports: Patriots agree to terms with Scott Chandler

After facing Scott Chandler for five seasons in the AFC East, Bill Belichick has decided to sign him.

The Patriots have agreed to terms with the former Buffalo Bills tight end on a new contract, according to multiple national reports. ESPN first reported the deal.

Chandler is a catch-first option the Patriots can use as another backup to Rob Gronkowski. Tim Wright's playing time was very inconsistent after arriving from Tampa in a trade.

Chandler has been a productive player in Buffalo, gaining 1,700 receiving yards over the last three seasons. He's been particularly productive against the Patriots, including a 100-yard game against them last season. Despite some rumors about adding Percy Harvin, the Patriots have mostly been shopping in the bargain bin for potential slot receivers. Danny Amendola returned on a reduced contract, while Brandon Gibson was brought in on a small one-year deal.

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