It’s extremely rare for a player to be activated off the practice squad and then signed to a four-year contract. That should give you an inkling about the upside of Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, who had four catches for 72 yards and a TD in his debut Sunday against the Chargers. The 6-5, 215-pound wide receiver wasn’t drafted after leading the nation in receiving had Missouri. He injured his knee at the Senior Bowl. The issue has always been injuries. He had four surgeries on his knee.
Alexander had soreness in his left knee following Sunday’s game, but that shouldn’t be a surprise considering it was his first game in 10 months.Alexander is certainly an injury risk, but judging from his first game, he could be involved in an improving offense with an excellent rookie quarterback in Sam Bradford. With bye weeks and injuries, Alexander should be picked up in most leagues. The upside is worth the shot and the contract and working with the first team in practice on his first day bodes well for his snaps going forward.