A mild gamble paid off for the San Diego Chargers.

No team gave promising receiver Danario Alexander a restricted contract offer sheet by the Friday night deadline. The Chargers did give Alexander, signed off the street last year, a round compensation tender. So, it was thought in league circles that a team could give Alexander a solid offer. Alexander and the Chargers have had a good relationship during the process. He participated at the team’s voluntary minicamp during the week.

Now, that the deadline is passed, Alexander is expected to sign his contract tender. He will be an unrestricted free agent next year.