The Chargers deliberated this offseason which of three tenders to place on wide receiver Danario Alexander.

At $2.879 million, they'd receive a first-round draft pick if another club signed him. At $2.023 million, they'd get a second-round pick. They opted, upon assessing their cap situation and projecting his market, for a million $1.323 tender that would award them nothing should Alexander depart.

That was enough. He's staying.

Thirty-one NFL teams had until Friday at 9 p.m. PT to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet and submit it to the club. The deadline passed without word, a Chargers spokesman said Friday night, so it appears outside clubs can no longer negotiate with the 6-foot-5 target.

Last year, Alexander joined the Chargers midseason. He caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns over the final nine games, which over a 16-game season projects to 66 receptions, 1,170 yards and 12 scores.