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Scott Chandler to sign with the New England Patriots

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Every Bills fan's nightmare is now a reality: a former Bill has signed with the New England Patriots.

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Former Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler will be playing for the New England Patriots next season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Bills, in what was largely viewed as a cost-cutting move, released Chandler on Wednesday, saving $2.25 million against the salary cap in doing so. In New England, the 6'7" Chandler gives the Patriots a receiving-oriented, package-specific tight end to cause matchup nightmares with 6'6" All Pro starter Rob Gronkowski.

Bill Belichick snagged Chandler off of the market quickly, and the tight end's production against the Pats is a potential reason why: in eight games against the Patriots over the last four seasons, Chandler has averaged 19.2 yards per reception, hauling in 28 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns.

Buffalo, meanwhile, remains hopeful that they'll be able to pry Charles Clay away from the Miami Dolphins.