Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) lines up against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Danario Alexander Remains A Charger. Restricted Deadline Passes.

9:01 pm and the news is quiet for Danario Alexander meaning he will remain a San Diego Charger for this season. Someone get me a bowl of Danari’os and some milk, this season is going to be fun! (Props again to FitzWilly for that awesome cereal name)

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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  • blackroseMD1

    9:05pm PST: Danario’s agent gets a fax from the Browns offering a contract.

    • Ernie Padaon

      Hahaha… Lie how we do business with fax machines!

    • FitzWilly

      Actually it was a fax of Norv’s butt OOOPS
      Then T-Squared laughed a bit, then he Rolfed

      • Peter Thompson

        I wonder what it was like when DX signed the contract. I hope it was a good feeling… because he gets to prove himself this year with PR!!! This WR corps was a little rag-tag last year. The o-line IS going to get better, and Rivers has a year behind these same guys now… no revolving door. Let’s get Weddle some help!!!! SS CB, or NT… do it now!

    • arnie

      LOL…..norv was asleep again….LOL

      • Peter Thompson

        He was busy writing a new “Obviously, we need to get better” speech for the Browns this season.

        • arnie

          goodness, how i will not miss hearing those words in Chargers post game….

  • Nick in PB

    That’s just the news I wanted to hear!!! This guy, if he stays healthy should deserve a good pay day. He seems like a good guy too, for that and his loyalty to the Chargers, I hope he stays healthy, has a monster season and get;s a good contract for years to come.

    • Peter Thompson

      This is our payday in a bleak cap year! If he gets injured, you HAVE to rely on V-Brown, Floyd, Gates, Meachem, & Royal to pick it up… it’s been a year on the squad for these guys… time to step up.

      • boltingindiego

        hopefully are 5 wr’s can get on the same page with rivers and stay healthy will put up some monster #’s this year.

        • arnie

          One of the smartest thing the Chargers did to get those results, they hired a new S&C staff.

  • 619chargers4life

    DX still a Charger . So awesome !!
    We need all that can play . Come on draft !

    • Peter Thompson

      Woot Woot!

  • RZ


  • FitzWilly

    Effing Awesome :)

    Am I right Ladies :)

    • Ernie Padaon

      Why the heck do I giggle every time you write ‘am I right ladies’

      • Peter Thompson

        Because its funny at the wrong times… but, is funny a lot of times… yet, he is consistent!

    • Peter Thompson

      Beyond awesome!

  • Brett Mowry


    Any thoughts on chargers changing their standard uni’s for powder blues to show a fresh start?

    • Ernie Padaon

      Ooh… That would be nice

    • Peter Thompson

      Glad you just said this.. because you are Spot On, mate!

      For YEARS.. I have been advocating a black Charger UNI. Everybody LOVES the powder blues as the #1 uniform… It’s gotta go… except on throwback day. Powder blue is what you dust a baby’s ass off with. Go harder, for God’s sake!!! We need it. What better time than now?

      • arnie

        I saw Reyes wearing the black practice jersey
        However I am against the Chargers wearing anything “black”. For obvious reasons. I can’t stand a certain team, to the north. The last thing I want, is for their fans to call us out for trying to be like there team….

        • blu3ny3llow

          Pretty sure that’s blue…check the shoulders on the close up……the new jerseys pretty dark

          • arnie

            uh Uh, they ‘said’ he was sporti’n the black practice jersey.

          • blu3ny3llow

            My bad….I guess

  • FitzWilly

    I’m pretty sure DX liked what he saw at practices and wanted to stay

    He can earn the big pay-cheque this year

    T-Squared is too smart to pull a Gaither

  • Rob Base

    Nice now he needs to stay healthy and contribute. Then he will probably get a long term deal.

    • Peter Thompson

      I would imagine. He is a good receiver. For havoing bad knees.. he sure doesn’t want his knees to hit the ground, if he can help it = )

  • Peter Thompson

    Hang on… let me check my pulse = )

  • tbell11

    And now new GM Tom Telesco looks like a genius again. McCoy is already praising Rivers and Alexander at practice because they have great chemistry already.

  • arnie

    Lol holes, what holes. Like you said Ernie , TT is keeping around talent like he promised.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Where’s negative Nancy????