San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd, left, hauls in...

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd, left, hauls in a pass as Carolina Panthers cornerback James Dockery defends during the second half of a game. (Dec. 16, 2012) Credit: AP

The Chargers wide receivers keep dropping. They only wish it was a case of dropping passes from quarterback Philip Rivers. 

Last week, it was starter Danario Alexander who went down with a season-ending ACL injury. And earlier today, another starter, 31-year-old veteran Malcom Floyd, went down with a knee injury. The extent of the injury is uncertain, but the Chargers can ill afford to have Floyd go out of the lineup. 

He was the team's leader in receptions (56) and yards (814) last year, and at least gave Rivers some continuity among his receiving group. Rivers just hasn't been the same since the Chargers let Vincent Jackson go as a free agent after the 2011 season. Jackson is now the Buccaneers' top receiver. 

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