TE Chandler’s Drive Paying Off for Bills

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September 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Tight end Scott Chandler still recalls hopping in his car and making the 14-hour drive from Iowa to Buffalo after his flight was canceled in May.  There was no way he was going to miss a chance to bond with his new teammates, who were holding player-organized workouts during the NFL lockout.  The road trip is paying off substantially after Chandler scored twice in a season-opening 41-7 win at Kansas City last weekend.  The touchdowns were his first since 2006, when he was a senior at Iowa. And after four seasons of bouncing around the NFL, Chandler might have finally found a home in Buffalo with a team benefiting from his 6-foot-7 presence in its passing attack.  The Bills prepare for their home opener against Oakland on Sunday.