Chargers WR Danario Alexander signs RFA tender

AP

Wide receiver Danario Alexander has signed his one-year contract offer from the Chargers, the club said Thursday. 

The Chargers tendered Alexander, who has had a history of knee issues, at the lowest level in restricted free agency. If the Chargers declined to match an offer sheet to Alexander, they would have received no compensation.

However, as is often the case in restricted free agency, nothing materialized, though the Browns did “internally” talk about the prospect of an offer sheet for the wide receiver, Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reported Thursday.

After joining the club in October, the 24-year-old Alexander caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns in 10 games for San Diego in 2012.

19 responses to “Chargers WR Danario Alexander signs RFA tender

  1. this guy can ball. he scored 42 points (7tds) last season thats pretty good. good height and he attacks the ball

  2. Those aren’t such bad stats. That translates to about 60 catches for 1,052 yards and 11 TDs in a full 16 game season. Why does it seem teams treated him like he’s got the plague?

  3. Plus, that’s 17.5 yards/catch. And they almost didn’t tender him at all? Are you sure A.J. Smith is gone?

  4. Those aren’t such bad stats. That translates to about 60 catches for 1,052 yards and 11 TDs in a full 16 game season. Why does it seem teams treated him like he’s got the plague?

    only because of the many procedures on his knees, i was hoping my colts woulddve went after him, if his injuries are behind him, he could be beastly!!!

  5. Teams are/were wary of his knee. If he comes on strong out of the gate, SD would be wise to lock him up long-term, quick.

  6. He didn’t get any love because no one is going to do the Chargers work for free. San Diego already said they would match any reasonable offer. You’re not going to offer an unreasonable contract to a guy with 4 or 5 knee surgeries in the last few years. Everything about this makes sense, sorry.

  7. I am so glad this worked out. Alexander was the only bright spot in the Charger’s receiving corps last year. He started to really mesh well with Rivers at the end of the season. If he can stay healthy he can really be something special maybe not as special as Vincent Jackson but a real # 1 receiver. Now please put Robert Meachem out of his misery. The Saints new he was a #3 which is why they let him walk.

  8. Really happy about this. Between him, Floyd & Donald Brown coming back, the Bolts WR core is really looking good.

    Now DRAFT O-LINE BEEF so that Rivers can throw to them.

  9. Actually SD would be totally unwise to lock him up long term. Those knees won’t hold up for long.

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