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Joey Bosa still not practicing in pads, making his debut doubtful

San Diego Chargers NFL football player Joey Bosa wipes his brow while working out at his first practice since agreeing to a four year contract, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) AP

It looks like Chargers top pick Joey Bosa’s extended absence from training camp will cost him at least one game.

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the first-rounder is being held out of practice again today, since the team is in full pads.

He hasn’t practiced in full pads since signing his rookie deal, and was held out Monday because of what coach Mike McCoy described as being “a little tight.”

While it’s not an absolute declaration, he hasn’t practiced in pads as a Charger yet, so it seems unlikely they’d put the defensive end in a game for his first live action of the year.

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15 Responses to “Joey Bosa still not practicing in pads, making his debut doubtful”
  1. jekkerbirrus says: Sep 7, 2016 2:44 PM

    Under the new CBA, there are 12 remaining practices in pads for all teams, which leaves few real opportunities for a rookie to get up to speed. While the new CBA did a lot to limit rookie holdouts, it also put those very, very few (Bosa) in a situation that if you do holdout it is almost impossible to catch up during the season.

    Expect Bosa not to play before game 4.

    Hope both the Spanoses and the Bosas are happy.

  2. Boona says: Sep 7, 2016 2:45 PM

    Wow what a way to start the season

  3. haywoodjablomey says: Sep 7, 2016 2:47 PM

    What is that smell?

    Smells like a BUST!

  4. 3menandablog says: Sep 7, 2016 2:53 PM

    Congrats to everyone involved in his contract negotiations. True visionaries. You could see this happening from a mile away. Will be exciting when he finally gets up to speed, next season.

  5. scrp2 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:05 PM

    Did you think the Chargers were going to let him come into camp and be JJ Watt? All part of the hazing process for top draft picks, see Melvin Gordon.

  6. txmidnite says: Sep 7, 2016 3:06 PM

    Brian Bosworth 2.0

  7. devindenv says: Sep 7, 2016 3:12 PM

    Joey, Joey, Joey. You got your money, so I am just certain you are now happy. Good for you – as this will be the highlight of your NFL career.

  8. thebarron2014 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:15 PM

    Lesson learned by drafting an over rated, barely 21 year old with a family history of going BUST.

    Couple that with getting hooked up with a totally nuts agent who has him holding out to the point of harming his performance chances & you have BOSA & the Spanos brain trust.

  9. jjackwagon says: Sep 7, 2016 3:27 PM

    Its not like the Chargers are going anywhere this season with or without him. 4-12 at best. And the 4 is giving them the benefit of the doubt.
    JAX, TEN, MIA, & TAM all at home. If they were on the road I would give the nod to the opponent.

  10. theashleyguy says: Sep 7, 2016 3:37 PM

    If he can’t play in the first game because he didn’t keep himself in football shape during his holdout, please dock him 1/16 of his salary.

  11. curtis35w says: Sep 7, 2016 3:37 PM


  12. silverhat78 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:48 PM

    When he came out and said “They will all love me when I do good” that about did it for me on him. Himself and his mommy are in it for the money.

  13. sdnative1904 says: Sep 7, 2016 4:30 PM

    Clearly everybody involved did a great job.

  14. cliffordt says: Sep 7, 2016 5:55 PM

    Chargers ain’t gonna take down Kansas City this weekend anyway, with or without him, so no real big deal.

  15. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Sep 7, 2016 7:50 PM

    Joey No-sa .

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