NFL Rumors: Will Danario Alexander play a big role?

By Kenny Gardner
Danario Alexander San Diego Chargers
Jake Roth-US Presswire

The San Diego Chargers signed former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander on October 18th, 2012.  Alexander had three receptions and 61 receiving yards in Thursday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to Michael Gehlken of, Chargers head coach Norv Turner said “Danario’s going to play.  We’re going to play him.  He’s going to be a big part of what we do.”

Turner would go on to say “He earned that right last night.  It gives us another guy, and we can roll them and keep them fresh and use all the guys we have.”

While the Lightning Bolts are tied for 10th in the NFL with 12 touchdown receptions, they need more weapons for Philip Rivers to throw the ball to this season.

San Diego ranks 22nd in receiving yards per game and they rank 26th in the NFL with an average of 10.7 yards per reception.

It will be interesting to see if Turner is a man of his word when San Diego plays their next game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday.

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd leads San Diego with an average of about 64 receiving yards per game while running back Ronnie Brown is second on the team with an average of about 42 receiving yards per game.

Floyd is on pace for 1,018 receiving yards while Brown is on pace for 626 receiving yards.

Alexander is 6-5, 217 pounds, so he could be a big red zone target for Rivers in certain situations.  Alexander is only 24 years old, so he could be a part of the team’s future if he continues to have good games.

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