Chargers WR Keenan Allen Set to Explode After Danario Alexander Injury

Jul 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) is unable to make a reception while being defended by cornerback Johnny Patrick (26) during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Unforutnate news struck San Diego Chargers camp Tuesday when wide receiver Danario Alexander went down with a torn ACL. Alexander was set to have a major impact on the passing offense of the team in 2013 before the incident.

Alexander is known for having injury issues, so it’s sad to see him suffer another serious one after revitalizing his career with San Diego last year to the tune of 658 yards and seven touchdowns. PFT reported the news.

 

 

With Alexander out for the year rookie receiver Keenan Allen may be in line for more playing time than anyone initially expected.

Allen still has to fight Vincent Brown and Malcolm Floyd for playing time, but the rotation just got a bit thinner. The California product brings a versatile set of skills to the forefront of the offense that quarterback Philip Rivers may find all too easy to use consistently.

The receptions Alexander ended up with have to go somewhere in 2013 now that he’s out. Floyd and Brown are the top candidates, but defenses are going to spend more time focused on them than a rookie.

Don’t look now, but Keenan Allen may have just become one of the offensive rookies to watch in 2013.

 

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Topics: AFC West, Danario Alexander. Keenan Allen. San Diego Chargers

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  • Purcell jones

    Hip Hip Horay……I like the drafting of Keenan Allen he is going to be a future star in this league but the loss of DX is really going to hurt this team the flashes that he displayed just for half a season imagine if we had him for the whole season what else can go wrong I was too disappointed to see Melvin go down ( love the Freeny signing) with the uncertainty of the O-line I’m just not getting to excited about this season now I was after the new coach and GM signing I just hope the ground game improve to take the heat off Philip hope the look good in the preseason game Thursday night 1st quarter will tell a little

  • 1961 Fan

    Don’t look for many signs of what is to come because pre season is just to evaluate the rookies and new FA’s. No team is going to get away from the basics
    of the game and show their regular season opponents new schemes.