Anyway, it looks like Tom Telesco was right in offering the low tender to Danario Alexander. He snuck him through restricted free agency and he will have to play out the year on a low tender. No other teams offered Alexander a contract before the 9pm deadline tonight.
Since nobody made him an offer, that means he will be playing for that low offer and the Chargers will be saving some dough. They may have had to match an offer, but now they got him on the cheap. That leaves the team some extra bills to sign another free agent, like a left tackle. Good news for the team.
Alexander will have a lot to prove this season. He has to prove that he can stay healthy and he also has to prove that he can be the number 1 guy. He gets that done and he will get his big payday come next season. He should get plenty of opportunities.
Philip Rivers loves throwing the ball up to him and he has the skills to jump up and get the football. Alexander also breaks tackles and makes things happen after the catch. The biggest question mark will be his health.
Danario Alexander, Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown will be on top of the food chain. If Alexander were to go down, someone would have to step up and play big. Robert Meachem or Eddie Royal would be the next men up. An injury would scare me, but that may be a risk that we have to take this season.
Tom Telesco kept around good talent like he promised. Alexander still needs to sign the Chargers tender, but that will happen. Alexander has no other options at this point. So far so good. Now to focus to the draft!
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