Chargers WR Alexander out for year with torn ACL

Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander tore the anterior

cruciate ligament in his right knee in practice Tuesday and will be

lost for the season.

Alexander, who has a history of knee injuries, was acquired

midway through last season and caught 37 passes for 658 yards and

seven touchdowns in the final nine games.

Alexander’s injury could help Robert Meachem see more playing

time. Meachem, due a guaranteed $5 million, rarely saw the field

after dropping a potential touchdown pass in a 7-6 loss at

Cleveland last season.