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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Chargers won't lose Danario Alexander

By Bill Williamson

A mild gamble paid off for the San Diego Chargers.

No team gave promising receiver Danario Alexander a restricted contract offer sheet by the Friday night deadline. The Chargers did give Alexander, signed off the street last year, a round compensation tender. So, it was thought in league circles that a team could give Alexander a solid offer. Alexander and the Chargers have had a good relationship during the process. He participated at the team’s voluntary minicamp during the week.

Now, that the deadline is passed, Alexander is expected to sign his contract tender. He will be an unrestricted free agent next year.

Alexander made an impact for San Diego after signing during the season. He had 37 catches in nine games and had an instant chemistry with quarterback Philip Rivers.

Alexander is a big receiver at 6-foot-4. His issues have been a series of knee injuries. If he can stay healthy, he has big potential and now the Chargers are able to get the chance to further develop him.