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Danario Alexander emerges as the San Diego Chargers' star receiver, of course

Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander excelled in his debut with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday.

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Danario Alexander's windmill dunk

The St. Louis Rams' erstwhile leper—and the San Diego Chargers' best wide receiver—windmill dunks a football after scoring a touchdown. He also lands on his left knee.

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Danario Alexander gains 61 yards in Chargers debut

Danario Alexander, whose chronic knee and hamstring problems torpedoed a frustrating career with the St. Louis Rams, was the San Diego Chargers' emergency starter at wide receiver after injuries to Eddie Royal and Robert Meacham left them shorthanded for their Thursday Night affair with the Kansas City Chiefs. And—unsurprisingly, to Rams fans who have become disillusioned with this kind of thing—he was actually pretty great, catching three balls for 61 yards on four targets.

Bolt from the Blue, SB Nation's Chargers blog, noted that he got the bulk of the playing time among the Chargers' emergency wideouts, taking 71 percent of the snaps while Seyi Ajirotutu was lined up just under half the time.

Nobody knows what will happen after Meacham and Royal come back, but for now Danario Alexander is back in the NFL, doing what he does best: Exciting and befuddling fans who wish they knew better than to rely on his fragile limbs. The Rams cutting him while still so desperate for reliable receiving options seemed like the end of the line for the former Missouri star, but however bad his knees are they appear to have a few miles left.

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Danario good for Chargers, because of course he is

The San Diego Chargers were desperate for wide receivers Thursday night—and who should deliver, in the first half, but former St. Louis Rams enigma Danario Alexander?

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