TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Receiver Danario Alexander #84 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Hours before the NFL Draft, the Chargers added a pair of players.
First, WR Danario Alexander signed his one-year tender offer, so he'll stay in San Diego for the 2013 season. Alexander was a revelation last year, joining the Chargers in mid-season and quickly becoming one of Philip Rivers' most reliable targets.
Alexander only played 10 games, but caught 37 balls for 658 yards and team-high-tying seven touchdowns. He also averaged a whopping 17.8 yards per catch, which was 2nd in the NFL (behind some guy named Vincent Jackson).
If Danario's injury history is behind him (the 24-year-old has had multiple knee surgeries in his short career) he could turn in to one of the most effective wideouts in the game.
The Chargers also claimed linebacker D.J. Smith off waivers from Green Bay. Smith was drafted in the 6th round out of Appalachian State in 2011, and became the only Packers rookie to play in all 16 games that year.
Last season he stepped in to the starting lineup and had 39 tackles with two sacks before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 6.
Smith has won everywhere he's ever played. He won a national championship at Appalachian State. At Independence High School in Charlotte, Smith was a 4-year member of the varsity football team that didn't just win four consecutive North Carolina State 4A championships, but went undefeated in those four years.