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On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers suffered a major loss this season when Danario Alexander tore his ACL.  The wide receiver collided with cornerback Shareece Wright and first appeared to only have a minor injury.  After later examinations, it was revealed that Alexander tore his ACL and would be out for the entire season. Danario Alexander (J. Meric/Getty Images) Losing Alexander is a major loss for the Chargers because quite frankly, he was best target Phillip Rivers had last season.  In ten games, he recorded 37 receptions, 658 yards and 7 touchdowns.  Alexander came out of nowhere last season to provide some serious offense to a team that really needed it.  This year, Alexander was expected to play at an even higher level and become a consistent number one option for Rivers. However, this injury is not much of a surprise.  Although he has only been in the NFL for a few seasons, Alexander is known as an injury prone player.  The biggest concern people had for Alexander this season was not that he would play under his potential, but that he would get injured and miss games.  Turns out, people were right to be concerned. Alexander’s constant injury problems were a major reason as to why he wasn’t even on a team until the Chargers signed him midseason last year. Now that Alexander is gone, the Bolts need to figure out how they can replace him.  One option they have would be to bring in a wide receiver out of free agency.  Three veterans available still are Brandon Lloyd, Terrell Owens, and Chad Ochocinco.  While Owens and Ochocinco seem ridiculous to even discuss, any of these receivers could come in and help the team for a low price.  Lloyd would obviously be the best option as he doesn’t have a huge personality, but his recent stint in New England was concerning. Vincent Brown (Christopher Hanewinckel/USA Today) For the time being it looks like the Chargers are going to stick with the receivers they have on the roster.  Losing Alexander is crucial, but two new receivers are coming into the rotation. Vincent Brown spent all of last season on the sideline with a broken ankle.  Before the injury, he was expected to have a breakout season like Alexander did.  In an ideal world, Brown will be this year’s Alexander.  San Diego also used their third round pick on Keenan Allen.  Allen was great in college and would have been drafted higher if he didn’t get hurt in his last year.  Taking him in third round could be the steal of the draft because Allen could play at a high level from week one if he is fully recovered.  This means that the Chargers may have lost Alexander, but they added two young players with tons of potential.  If both play well this season, this wide receiver “problem” may turn into one the better wide out duos for years to come. Yes, losing Alexander is by no means a good thing for San Diego.  But it doesn’t mean that the Chargers need to throw in the towel just yet.  They still can sign a veteran player if they feel the need, but more importantly they have young talent just waiting for the chance to prove themselves.   Related San Diego Chargers Articles: Will the San Diego Chargers be on Hard Knocks? San Diego Chargers: Starting left tackle update

Meachem struggling in San Diego

According to a report, Robert Meachem is struggling with the Chargers and could end up being cut if he doesn't turn it around.

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The San Diego Chargers were in regular season form to start off their first preseason game, and if it's any indication, a successfull season should be ahead for the newly revamped team. "I think the great thing was the way we started the football game," said head coach Mike McCoy, via the team's official website. "Going down the first series and getting points...

Manti Te’o is in a walking boot

According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune,  Chargers rookie  linebacker Manti Te’o was seen wearing a walking boot during Saturday’s practice. Te'o wearing a walking boot on right foot. #Chargers — Tom Krasovic (@UTkrasovic) August 10, 2013 Te’o must have injured his ankle or foot during the Chargers preseason opener.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading...

Report: Robert Meachem is “broken down”

Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem had a very disappointing season in 2012 and didn’t look good at all during this week’s preseason game. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune,   Meachem’s body is “broken down.” Meachem says his health is “blessed,” and he did miss just one game last year and has been in every practice this camp. However, one person familiar...

Danario Alexander out for season with torn ACL

Danario Alexander flashed signs of brilliance last season and emerged as one of the top mid-season fantasy free agent acquisitions after catching 7 touchdowns in just 10 games with the Chargers. His breakout performance in 2012 made Alexander a viable number two fantasy wide receiver in drafts this season and a favorite of many to be one of the top breakout WR’s of the draft. The...

Chargers LB Te'o sprains foot

Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te'o will sit out this week with a sprained right foot and miss San Diego's game at Chicago on Thursday. Te'o wore a walking boot while watching Saturday morning's practice. "Manti has a foot sprain and he will be out this week and I will give you any further updates as the week goes on, or next week," coach Mike McCoy...

Chargers' Manti Te'o suffers mysterious foot sprain; will miss a week of practice

Despite no new injuries being announced after Thursday night's 31-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te'o showed up to practice Saturday sporting a walking boot according to's Chris Wesseling. After practice, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy announced via the team's website, that Manti Te'o suffered a foot sprain...

Chargers LB Manti Te’o Nonexistent in NFL Debut

When Manti Te’o was taken in the first round of the draft, it was a surprise to everyone. Between his situations with the mysterious, phantom girlfriend coupled with his weak performance at the BCS Championship game, it seemed that Te’o’s draft stock had plummeted. There’s always a team that’s willing to take a chance, and the San Diego Chargers were just that team. It’s...

Manti Te’o has a sprained foot

  We reported earlier that Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o missed today’s practice and was seen wearing a walking boot. The Chargers have announced that Te’o has a sprained foot. Manti Te'o has a foot sprain, will be out for a week of practice. — San Diego Chargers (@chargers) August 10, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Manti Te...

Seahawks shine in win vs. Chargers

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Seahawks beat Chargers in preseason opener 31-10

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Seahawks up 7-3 against the Chargers at halftime

In case you’re in the need of an update on a meaningless game, the San Diego Chargers are trailing the Seattle Seahawks 7-3 at halftime. Here’s a couple observations: The Seahawks defensive backs were very physical with the Chargers’ receivers despite it being a preseason game. It could have something to do with the fact that the Seahawks’ secondary gave up 40 yards on Philip...

SDBR's Training Camp Report: 8/10

The Chargers are back at work after laying an egg in their preseason opener. Some players came out with a vengeance while others left a lot to be desired. Find out who did what -- and who has dibs on the roster spot created by Danario Alexander's injury -- in our latest training camp report.
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