Chargers sign DE Joey Bosa to 4-year contract

At long last, after a drawn-out negotiations between the San Diego Chargers and 1st Round pick DE Joey Bosa out of Ohio State, the team announced this morning that the defensive lineman has signed. He will, presumably, be ready for the team’s Week 1 game on 9/11 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

There is no word in the team’s press release on where the two sides landed on the signing bonus payout, which is what was causing most of the issues in contract negotiations, but after a poor showing by the Chargers’ defensive line in their preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, it’s possible that the team felt that they needed to give in to the player’s demand for a 100% immediate payout of the bonus.

Joey Bosa was the 3rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the first non-QB taken, after racking up 25 sacks in his final two seasons (26 games) with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

UPDATE: It appears that Bosa got what he wanted:



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