The San Diego Chargers were looking for a significant contribution from Danario Alexander this season, but those plans were foiled Tuesday after the oft-injured wide receiver suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a morning practice.
It's the fourth ACL tear for the hard-luck Alexander, who sustained the same injury three times in college and again during a Senior Bowl practice. The Chargers did not release additional details and it was unkown how long Alexander will be sidelined.
Alexander was competing for a starting job in training camp and was expected to be paired with receiver Malcom Floyd in the San Diego lineup. That leaves Eddie Royal, Robert Meachem and rookie Keenan Allen as potential candidates for the position.
After joining the Chargers last October, he had 37 receptions for 658 yards and seven touchdowns. In Alexander's first two NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams, he was limited to 18 games and then was waived before training camp last year after suffering a hamstring injury.