AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 5-12-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 16 232 14.5 1 27

Top Alex Erickson News

  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Two more catches in loss

    Erickson caught two of his five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs.

    The 31-year-old joined the active roster Week 11 and, after injuries to Joshua Palmer (knee) and Keenan Allen (heel), somewhat miraculously emerged as the team's top target. finishing with 16 receptions for 232 yards, both of them higher figures than his past three seasons combined. It's safe to say the veteran wideout won't be a highly sought-after free agent despite the positive small sample size, but it's possible Erickson could at least make a preseason roster given his special teams acumen.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Breaks out with 98 yards

    Erickson made seven receptions on eight targets for 98 yards in Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Broncos.

    A slew of injuries to the Chargers' receiving corps opened the door for Erickson to secure a bigger role on offense in recent weeks. The undrafted Wisconsin product took full advantage of that opportunity Sunday, when he finished as his team's leading receiver across the board. The Chargers aren't getting healthier anytime soon, so Erickson should have another opportunity to put his skills on display against the Chiefs in Week 18.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Secures two catches in loss

    Erickson caught both of his targets for 31 yards in the 24-22 loss to the Bills on Saturday.

    It appears as if Erickson has overtaken Jalen Guyton as the team's No. 4 wideout, a role that has seen more work in the two-game absence of Keenan Allen (heel). Despite the increase in playing time, the 31-year-old did very little, tallying just his seventh total catch this season.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: One touchdown in blowout loss

    Erickson caught one of his two targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in the 63-21 drubbing at the hands of the Raiders on Thursday.

    For a fifth consecutive game, Erickson tallied just a single catch despite registering 13 targets combined over the past four games. The Chargers' passing attack could see some significant changes in the coming weeks with head coach Brandon Staley now gone, but it's hard to imagine the 31-year-old Erickson really benefitting with the team now essentially out of playoff contention.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Fails to capitalize

    Erickson brought in one of his seven targets for nine yards against the Broncos in Sunday's 24-7 loss.

    With injury issues plaguing the Chargers receiving corps, Erickson has seen an increased involvement in the offense but has failed to record a game with more than one reception in his four appearances this season. The eye-popping target figure was matched by an equally shocking inefficiency, and it's not like the 31-year-old was targeted all that often deep, save for a shot early in the first half with Justin Herbert still healthy. Wide receiver Joshua Palmer (knee) could return to action this week, which would relegate Erickson further down the depth chart, and the offense as a whole looks far less enticing with Herbert (finger) now done for the season.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Signs with active roster

    The Chargers signed Erickson to their active roster Saturday.

    Erickson is joining Los Angeles' active roster for the third consecutive week. This move likely comes to ensure depth at wide receiver, as both Mike Williams (knee) and Joshua Palmer (knee) remain on injured reserve. In Erickson's two appearances this season, the Wisconsin product has caught two of his four targets for 29 yards.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Moves back to practice squad

    Erickson reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Erickson was elevated from the practice squad for the third time this season ahead of Sunday's Week 12 loss to Baltimore. He had a significant role in that contest, finishing third among the team's wideouts in offensive snaps (34) while producing one catch for 17 yards on three targets. With both Mike Williams (knee) and Joshua Palmer (knee) on IR and No. 2 wideout Quentin Johnston dealing with a rib injury, Erickson has a good chance to be active again this coming Sunday versus New England. For that to happen, the Chargers would need to sign him to their 53-man roster.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Joins active roster

    The Chargers elevated Erickson to the active roster Saturday.

    Erickson was called up from the Chargers' practice squad for Week 10 against the Packers and played 51 of 65 offensive snaps, which was third among the team's wideout corps behind Keenan Allen (61) and Quentin Johnston (56). This is the third time Erickson has been elevated from the practice squad, which means the Chargers would have to sign him to the active roster if the team wants him to play again after Sunday's contest against the Ravens.

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  • Alex Erickson: Reverts to practice squad

    Erickson reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    The wide receiver played on 51 of 65 offensive snaps in Los Angeles' loss to Green Bay on Sunday. Erickson's snap count finished behind Keenan Allen's 61 and Quentin Johnston's 56 but ahead of Derius Davis' seven, Simi Fehoko's one and Terrell Bynum's one. The eighth-year pro caught one pass for 12 yards in his first game of the season.

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  • Alex Erickson: Joins active roster

    The Chargers elevated Erickson to their active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Erickson was likely added to the Chargers' active roster to ensure depth at wide receiver, as both Keenan Allen (shoulder) and Jalen Guyton (groin) are listed as questionable for Sunday's contest. The veteran wideout has spent the majority of the year on Los Angeles' practice squad, and his most recent in-game action came back in 2022 with the Commanders.

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  • Alex Erickson: Back to practice squad

    Erickson reverted to the Chargers' practice squad Monday.

    Erickson was elevated ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears but ended up being inactive, as Joshua Palmer (knee) was able to suit up. Erickson has now appeared in two games this season but has failed to record any stats while playing exclusively on special teams.

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  • Chargers' Alex Erickson: Promoted from practice squad

    The Chargers elevated Erickson to the active roster Saturday.

    It's the first time Erickson has been called up from the practice squad since joining the Chargers on Aug. 30. The move could be a precautionary one, with Joshua Palmer (knee) listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bears.

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  • Alex Erickson: Joins Chargers' practice squad

    Erickson was signed to the Chargers' practice squad Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Erickson was a preseason standout for the Jets but was unable to make it on their final 53-man roster. He spent his first six seasons with the Bengals before spending the majority of 2022 on Washington's practice squad. The Wisconsin product will now look to adapt in Los Angeles and work to make an impression at practice.

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  • Alex Erickson: Cut by Jets

    Erickson was released by the Jets on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Erickson had an impressive preseason in New York, which included two touchdown receptions in the exhibition finale. Still, it was not enough to make it through final cuts and onto the 53-man roster. The veteran pass catcher figures to have suitors elsewhere if he does not end up on the Jets' practice squad.

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  • Jets' Alex Erickson: Two TDs in preseason finale

    Erickson caught all five of his targets for 38 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 32-24 preseason win over the Giants. He also had a six-yard punt return.

    Erickson will likely end up as either one of New York's final cuts at wide receiver or just sneak onto the roster when the Jets trim the team to 53 players Tuesday. He did all he could to bolster the chances of the latter outcome in the preseason finale, catching every pass thrown his way while getting into the end zone twice. Both of Erickson's touchdowns were thrown by third-string quarterback Tim Boyle.

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  • Jets' Alex Erickson: Chances of making team get boost

    Erickson received reps with the starters in practice Wednesday and has a chance to secure a roster spot with the Jets following Corey Davis' announcement that he's stepping away from football, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

    With Davis out of the picture, the Jets will have one or possibly two open roster spots at wide receiver behind Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard (undisclosed), Mecole Hardman and Randall Cobb. Erickson is competing for those openings against undrafted rookies Jason Brownlee and Xavier Gipson. Given the 30-year-old's edge in experience and his ability to contribute in the return game on special teams, Erickson likely has an inside track on making the team.

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  • Jets' Alex Erickson: Shows off speed in preseason opener

    Erickson caught one of two targets for 19 yards and returned two punts for 45 yards in Thursday's 21-16 preseason loss to Cleveland.

    Erickson's catch came in the two-minute drill in the first half, and he provided a fourth-quarter spark by breaking off a 36-yard punt return. The 30-year-old wide receiver's ability to contribute on special teams has him in contention for a spot on the back end of New York's 53-man roster, though he's still fighting an uphill battle in that regard heading into the team's second preseason game, Aug. 12 against the Panthers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Argyle, WI
Age: 31
School: Wisconsin
Experience: 7