by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/5/2013) Receiver Danario Alexander told the Chargers official website that he's working on being a leader among the receiving corps this summer. More importantly, Alexander is focused on football and not his knees after dealing with injuries over the course of his young career. "My knee felt great last year and its carried over into the offseason," Alexander said. "I want to stay on top of it with a little rehab work here and there. But overall its feeling good and when it feels good I play well, like you saw last year."
Alexander says he's at 'full speed'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/24/2013)U-T San Diego speculated that Danario Alexander could be a trade target for the 49ers in the wake of losing Michael Crabtree but the Chargers are high on their young, tall talent. The team is reportedly excited about Alexander after he clicked in a big way with Philip Rivers last season. Alexander has looked good in spring OTAs, making back-shoulder catches on Monday. "This is a great opportunity for me to just get better without worrying about any injuries," Alexander said. "I was trying to ease into it last year, trying to keep my feet under me. But, now, I'm full speed all the way."
McCoy: DX a 'big target' for Rivers
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/26/2013) Just days after Danario Alexander signed his restricted free agent tender offer to play for the Chargers one more year, head coach Mike McCoy told the media what he likes about the fourth-year receiver. "When we first got here -- looking at his yards per reception over 17 yards last year -- he did some great things," McCoy said. "It was great to see him from the first day of voluntary camps to the last day, you could see him buying into what were doing. You can see the reputation and really the relationship that he has with Philip (Rivers). Philip has a lot of confidence in him. They work well together. He works extremely hard and he has a great opportunity here. Hes excited moving forward. I think he likes what were doing here. I know hes a big target for Philip and hes doing some great things so we have a good group out there."
Coach sees Rivers-Danario connection
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/19/2013) New Chargers coach Mike McCoy noticed the chemistry developed between receiver Danario Alexander and quarterback Philip Rivers. Alexander, who came to minicamp on a waiver agreement since he's a restricted free agent, came out of nowhere last season and helped salvage some of the Chargers offense with seven touchdowns in 10 games whilst averaging over 17 yards per catch. "I think he and Philip have a great working relationship on the football field," McCoy said. "When you see some of the plays (Thursday) throughout practice, you know theyre on the same page on a lot of things. It is new terminology -- dont get me wrong -- but Philip knows the way hes going to run certain routes, so they had a great three days together."
Alexander shows at Chargers Park
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/16/2013) Restricted free agent Danario Alexander is participating in the Chargers' minicamp despite not signing a contract. The team and Alexander agreed to a deal where he would get compensated in case of injury.
Teams checking out Alexander?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/5/2013) With the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams coming up on April 19, TheSidelineView.com reports two to three teams have shown interest in Chargers restricted free agent receiver Danario Alexander. The report adds teams won't want to check out Alexander if the Chargers show a commitment to matching any decent offer he gets. If another team signs Alexander to an offer sheet and the Chargers fail to match, the Bolts won't receive any compensation. As of this update the Chargers had just under $6 million of salary cap space.
Chargers going low on Alexander?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/11/2013) After catching seven touchdowns in 10 games and averaging over 17 yards per catch for the Chargers last season, you'd think Danario Alexander would be in the team's long-term plans. But U-T San Diego reports the Chargers have applied the low "original round" tender offer on Alexander, meaning the Chargers won't get any compensation for Alexander if they don't match an offer he signs elsewhere. It was previously reported the Chargers would use their first-round tender on Alexander to keep him in town.