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Deadline for Alexander passes

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Blue Bolt
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    Deadline for Danario Alexander passes
    By Michael Gehlken 9:19 P.M. APRIL 19, 2013

    The Chargers deliberated this offseason which of three tenders to place on wide receiver Danario Alexander.

    At $2.879 million, they'd receive a first-round draft pick if another club signed him. At $2.023 million, they'd get a second-round pick. They opted, upon assessing their cap situation and projecting his market, for a million $1.323 tender that would award them nothing should Alexander depart.

    That was enough. He's staying.

    Thirty-one NFL teams had until Friday at 9 p.m. PT to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet and submit it to the club. The deadline passed without word, a Chargers spokesman said Friday night, so it appears outside clubs can no longer negotiate with the 6-foot-5 target.

    Last year, Alexander joined the Chargers midseason. He caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns over the final nine games, which over a 16-game season projects to 66 receptions, 1170 yards and 12 scores.

    The 24-year-old does have an extensive injury history that includes five surgeries to his left knee. That may have been a factor in teams' decision not to sign him to an aggressive offer sheet.

    San Diego would have had the opportunity to match it.

    It would've taken some offer for Alexander to leave the Chargers, though. Catching passes from quarterback Philip Rivers proved to be a fine connection in 2012, and that was without an offseason of working together. Alexander will get his time with Rivers now in the final year before he is scheduled to become an unresticted free agent.

    First, his signature on a one-year, $1.323 million contract awaits.
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    Not a bad payday for Alexander and a great gamble by the Chargers.
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    Credit where its due, Telesco gambled and it paid off in spades
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    Good. Now here's to hoping DX stays healthy and finally plays up to his potential!

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