Mike McCoy knows about Danario Alexander. He's seen the film. He can recite the stats. As for that contract situation, yes, he's well aware of that, too. Alexander could be a featured weapon in the first-year Chargers coach's offense, or just as easily, he could be on a different roster. Time remains before it's decided which it'll be for the wide receiver. McCoy commented this week about Alexander's situation for the first time. Earlier this month, the Chargers placed the low tender on Alexander, worth $1.323 million. An outside team has through April 19 to deliver to the Chargers an Alexander-signed offer sheet. San Diego then would have the opportunity to match the deal; otherwise, Alexander would join the new team with the Chargers receiving no draft compensation for the 24-year-old. "Very talented player," McCoy said. "He averaged 17.8 (yards) per reception. Made a lot of plays. He and Philip (Rivers) had a great relationship that developed in a hurry because he had to play right away. It's always a possibility (for him to go elsewhere), but we made the decision. I know what we did, and we're going to stick by it. We'll see what happens." The Chargers could have placed any of two higher tenders on Alexander. In light of the cost and a tight salary-cap situation, they decided against it. With a $2.023 million one-year tender, the Chargers would've been eligible to receive a second-round pick in compensation if Alexander signed elsewhere. With a $2.879 million tender, they'd get a first-round pick.
Danario Alexander still hangs in balance
San Diego Union-Tribune | Mar 23