Chandler acknowledged that knee surgery he underwent will "probably keep (him) from playing again," CSN New England reports.
Chandler, who recorded 23 catches for 259 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games for the Patriots last season, was released this offseason with a "failed physical" designation. Now it has become clear that the knee issue that slowed him at times last season, could be career-ending. In any case, the 30-year-old pass-catcher has already indicated that playing in 2016 is not an option, with the Patriots meanwhile having traded for Martellus Bennett in an attempt to find Rob Gronkowski a suitable complement at the tight end position.
The Patriots have released Chandler, CSN New England reports.
Provided he can avoid further knee issues, Chandler, who recorded 23 catches for 259 yards and four TDs in 15 games for the Patriots in 2015, could conceivably resurface on the fantasy radar in 2016, given the red zone potential that the 30-year-old tight end's 6-foot-7 frame provides.
Chandler (knee) was on the field for 14 of the Patriots' 60 snaps on offense in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Chandler, who has been working through a knee issue, has played one, zero, four and 14 snaps over the last four games, and as long as star TE Rob Gronkowski remains healthy, Chandler is not a strong option in fantasy lineups. Signed with the Patriots through the 2016 season, Chandler finishes up the current regular season campaign with 23 catches for 259 yards and four TDs in 15 games.
Chandler was on the field for just four of the Patriots' 56 snaps on offense in Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jets, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Chandler, who didn't play until the second half of Sunday's contest, has been managing a knee injury, with his fantasy utility moving forward dependent on the health and usage of fellow TE Rob Gronkowski.
Chandler (knee) is listed active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
As long as fellow TE Rob Gronkowski is healthy, and the Patriots are playing for something, Chandler is off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest TD-heavy formats.
Chandler (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Chandler is officially listed as questionable for the game, though the bigger hindrance to a sizable number of targets is that Rob Gronkowski is healthy enough to not even be listed on the injury report this week.
Chandler (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Fellow TE Rob Gronkowski is not listed on the Patriots' Week 16 injury report, with Chandler off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is able to take the field in games with playoff bearing for the team.
Chandler (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Fellow TE Rob Gronkowski missed practice Wednesday for non-injury reasons, but his Week 16 status does not appear in any doubt, with Chandler off the fantasy radar as long as Gronkowski is able to take the field.
Chandler (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Fellow TE Rob Gronkowski is in uniform Sunday and as long as that's the case, Chandler's fantasy ceiling in the Patriots' offense is limited, in any case.
Chandler (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Also listed as questionable last week, Chandler ended up playing just one snap in an easy win over the Texans. He'll likely take on a larger snap count if he's active for Sunday, but with Rob Gronkowski back in the mix, Chandler will find targets hard to come by.
Chandler (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski was a full practice participant Wednesday and as long as he is able to play, Chandler's fantasy ceiling in the Patriots' offense is limited.
Chandler (knee) played just one snap in Sunday's win over the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Chandler was listed as questionable entering the contest, so it's possible that he was less than 100 percent Sunday, but more importantly with regard to his fantasy value, which is trending down at the moment, is that star TE Rob Gronkowski is back in the Patriots' lineup.
Chandler (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Texans.
As is fellow TE Rob Gronkowski, which limits Chandler's Week 14 fantasy ceiling, in the absence of any setbacks or limitations on Gronkowski's part as Sunday's game progresses.
Chandler (knee) is expected to play Sunday night against the Texans.
That said, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski is also expected to suit up Sunday night, which makes Chandler's potential usage in the contest hard to predict. Given the Patriots' 8:30 ET kickoff, Chandler is a speculative Week 14 play, unless Gronkowski is surprisingly scratched or ends up limited in the contest in any way.
Chandler (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
We'd be surprised if Chandler, who practiced in a limited fashion all week, sat out Sunday's contest. That said, his fantasy upside moving forward is directly tied to the status of fellow TE Rob Gronkowski, who is also listed as questionable by the Patriots this week and should be treated as a game-time decision for the time-being.
Chandler (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.
While we would expect Chandler to be a go Sunday night against the Texans, his fantasy upside this week is tied directly to the status of fellow TE Rob Gronkowski, who is dealing with a knee injury, but was able to return to a limited practice Thursday.
Chandler (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, CSN New England reports.
The Patriots added Chandler to their Week 13 injury report last Friday, but he played this past Sunday against the Eagles, catching four of his seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. With no reported setbacks, we'd expect Chandler to remain busy this weekend against the Texans, particularly if fellow TE Rob Gronkowski -- who did not practice Wednesday -- remains sidelined.
Chandler caught four of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-28 loss to the Eagles.
Coming off his most productive game of the season, Chandler was relatively quiet filling in for an injured Rob Gronkowski (knee) until late in the fourth quarter, when he caught a 14-yard touchdown. The veteran TE should continue to see a decent amount of targets, especially until Gronkowski returns, although next week's opponent, Houston, presents a big challenge to New England's offense.
Chandler (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
With star tight end Rob Gronkowski out this week, look for Chandler to be a key passing target for QB Tom Brady this weekend, and quite possibly beyond. A 6-foot-7, Chandler is a threat to do some damage in the red zone in the absence of Gronkowski.
Chandler was added to the Patriots' Week 13 injury report Friday as probable with a knee issue, ESPN.com reports.
The Patriots listed Chandler as a full practice participant Friday, so his addition to the report does not appear to be a major concern. Meanwhile, fellow TE Rob Gronkowski was officially ruled out this week, which should set the stage for the 6-foot-7 Chandler to be a key passing target for QB Tom Brady this weekend, and quite possibly beyond.