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Nate Chandler | Tackle | #78

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: UCLA
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Bucs invited free agent OT Nate Chandler for a tryout during their three-day minicamp this week.
OL Brandon Mosley was also invited for a tryout. A 19-game starter with the Panthers, Chandler landed on injured reserve with a torn meniscus in November of 2014. Post-surgery complications forced Chandler to miss all of last season, and he was released by Carolina in March. The Bucs expressed interest following his release, suggesting Chandler could land a deal if healthy. Apr 25 - 7:54 PM

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The Bucs are interested in free agent OT Nate Chandler.

Chandler missed the entire 2015 season with knee issues. The Bucs had some of the worst tackle play in the league last year, but Chandler wouldn't be more than a veteran flyer. Chandler could add depth at guard if Logan Mankins retires.
Mar 5 - 4:45 PM

Panthers released OT Nate Chandler.

The converted defensive lineman missed all of 2015 with knee woes. His release frees up $1.3 million in cap space. Chandler first injured his knee in 2014, where he was woeful as an 11-game starter at right tackle. Going on 27, he'll struggle for work in free agency.
Mar 3 - 2:06 PM

Panthers placed OL Nate Chandler (knee) on injured reserve.

Chandler was inactive Week 1 after his surgically-repaired knee flared up. The full year off should give Chandler a chance to get healthy. He will compete for a backup role next offseason. Veteran C Fernando Velasco was signed in a corresponding move.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Panthers RT Nate Chandler underwent toe and knee surgeries late last season but expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

Chandler started the first 11 games before going on I.R. with a torn meniscus. After an impressive finish to the 2013 year, Chandler got destroyed both as a pass blocker and run blocker in 2014. He figures to compete with Jonathan Martin and Mike Remmers for the Panthers' starting right-tackle job.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Panthers placed RT Nate Chandler (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

He has a torn right meniscus. Chandler started all 11 games for the Panthers at right tackle this season, struggling badly as a pass blocker and sub-average as a run blocker. The former UDFA and converted defensive tackle signed a three-year, $7.95M contract with the Panthers in June.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 12:51:00 PM

After training with Panthers OT Nate Chandler the past two summers, Hall of Fame LT Jackie Slater claimed "there's no doubt in my mind he's a top left tackle."

A converted defensive tackle, 25-year-old Chandler made eight 2013 starts, six at guard and two at right tackle. He's now battling Byron Bell to start on Cam Newton's blind side. "He's mentally equipped to solve problems, and that's what you have to do to play offensive tackle in this league," said Slater, a seven-time Pro Bowler who's now the OL coach at Azusa Pacific University. "He's going to be a good offensive lineman in the National Football League for a very long time."
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Panthers signed OT Nate Chandler to a three-year, $7.95 million contract extension through 2017.

Chandler was entering the final year of his entry-level UDFA rookie deal. He was under team control for two more seasons, but the Panthers have high hopes for the former tight end-turned-defensive tackle-turned-offensive lineman. Chandler has been splitting reps with Byron Bell both at left and right tackle and is fully expected to man one of the positions this season. He played both tackles spots and right guard in 2013. Carolina wants to continue to develop him.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Nate Chandler and Byron Bell are splitting first-team reps at left tackle at Panthers OTAs.

A college tight end-turned-defensive tackle-turned-NFL offensive lineman, Chandler is the better athlete and might profile better on the left side. He played 590 snaps on offense last season, working at both tackle spots and right guard. Chandler's game needs to be tuned and refined, but he has good hands and feet. It may be best to continue to keep Bell on the right side.
Wed, May 28, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Nate Chandler currently sits atop the Panthers' depth chart at right tackle.

Chandler went to UCLA as a tight end before switching to defensive line late in his collegiate career. The Panthers then moved him to offensive line ahead of last season. Chandler ended up playing 590 offensive snaps at left tackle, right tackle, and right guard in 2013. He got destroyed in pass protection but proved to be a decent run blocker. Veteran Garry Williams will compete with Chandler.
Sun, May 11, 2014 11:26:00 AM

The Panthers are moving DT Nate Chandler to offensive line.

Chandler (6-foot-5, 290) went to UCLA as an offensive lineman/tight end before switching to defense as a junior. He appeared in ten games for the Panthers last season, making six tackles. After Carolina beefed up its defensive line in the draft, Chandler is trying to find a way to make the team.
Thu, May 23, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Panthers promoted DT Nate Chandler from their practice squad.

Chandler was signed as an undrafted free agent after starting five games for UCLA last year. He moved to defensive line late in his college career after dreams of becoming the next Kellen Winslow were dashed.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 10:22:00 AM

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