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Joey Bosa out this week, may miss Week Three too

FILE - In this June 6, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa trains during an NFL football practice, in San Diego. The Chargers say they've signed Bosa to a four-year contract. The announcement Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, came five days after the two sides went public in their nasty spat over payment of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus and whether the contract would have offset language.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) AP

The wait for defensive end Joey Bosa to make his NFL debut will continue for at least another week.

The Chargers ruled Bosa out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. The Chargers didn’t have to rule Bosa out last week as he had a roster exemption and it was essentially a formality this week as Bosa never got on the practice field.

Bosa has practiced with the Chargers once since signing his rookie deal in the final days of the offseason and hasn’t worked in pads at all since his final game at Ohio State. That makes it fairly unsurprising to see Ian Rapoport of NFL Media report that Bosa is “no sure thing” to play when the Chargers travel to Indianapolis in Week Three.

Bosa is the only player on the Chargers injury report, although the loss of wide receiver Keenan Allen to a torn ACL should have plenty of impact on the team’s fortunes this weekend and in the weeks to come.

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53 Responses to “Joey Bosa out this week, may miss Week Three too”
  1. karmathaitch says: Sep 16, 2016 3:46 PM

    We already knew this! No one can come in that late and be NFL ready..

  2. sdnative1904 says: Sep 16, 2016 3:50 PM

    Clearly everyone involved did a great job!!

  3. blitzinc43 says: Sep 16, 2016 3:51 PM

    As a close friend of the organization I am hearing they regret this pick.

  4. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 16, 2016 3:52 PM

    As Ryan Leaf thinks “i might finally be forgotten about in SD after 18 years”….whewwwwwwwww
    Joey Bosa as advertised folks.

  5. philspimphand says: Sep 16, 2016 3:53 PM

    What do you expect when you miss all of camp:. These tweaks are taken care of then.. Here come all the “BUST” posts.. Or people saying good thing he got his money.. It’s on the team more then Bosa at this point… Can’t wait till he proves all the haters wrong when he gets on he field! GO BOLTS!

  6. jssebastian2014 says: Sep 16, 2016 3:53 PM

    Bet the Chargers are wishing he pulled an Eli right about now.

  7. whenwilliteverend says: Sep 16, 2016 3:56 PM

    It sure was smart of the Chargers to try to strong-arm Bosa into taking a deal no other person drafted in his slot has ever had to take. Maybe if they had bargained in good faith they would have had him in camp and he would have been able to play in these first two (and possibly) three games. Way to go Spanos. You’re a genius.

  8. lgw91s says: Sep 16, 2016 3:58 PM

    Geez, nobody seen this coming!

  9. myworldurjuslivinit says: Sep 16, 2016 4:00 PM

    I’m sure his teammates support him…after all injuries happen in training camp and games….oh, wait…sigh

  10. tfavrat says: Sep 16, 2016 4:02 PM

    I’m not a Charger fan, but is there any chance you can stop beating this dead horse? He’ll play when he’s ready. Given that he missed the entire offseason, expecting him to be ready in a few weeks was unrealistic. Even if he stays healthy, all of the practice time missed will limit his growth. It won’t be until next season that we can judge his NFL worth.

  11. expatnyker says: Sep 16, 2016 4:05 PM

    Trade him to Cleveland for Danny Shelton or Cam Ervin and an order of pirogies

  12. expatnyker says: Sep 16, 2016 4:07 PM

    Trade him to Cleveland for Danny Shelton and one of the 400 picks they have hoarded……

  13. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Sep 16, 2016 4:07 PM

    I can’t wait until week four… When Bosa announces his retirement from the NFL…

  14. jackedupboonie says: Sep 16, 2016 4:14 PM

    Chargers are the only ones to blame for this. When you are cheap and try to push the weather on your draft picks….you should probably sell to a group that doesn’t need to save pennies on the dollar.

  15. omegalh says: Sep 16, 2016 4:14 PM

    Has there ever been a hold out who didnt have a soft tissue injury on return?

  16. angrypurplebirds says: Sep 16, 2016 4:16 PM

    Remember how the Chargers brass were grinning ear to ear after they shocked everyone by making this pick, despite other far more pressing needs? As if they had outfoxed everyone? My guess is right about now they aren’t feeling so clever.

  17. silverhat78 says: Sep 16, 2016 4:22 PM

    But does Bosa’s mom approve? That is the question ha!

  18. granadafan says: Sep 16, 2016 4:25 PM

    What a punk. His teammates must love him.

  19. todd6162 says: Sep 16, 2016 4:27 PM

    This is working out good

  20. dalfanforever says: Sep 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    And this kids, is what happens when you hold out for all of training camp.

  21. maddenisfordorks says: Sep 16, 2016 4:33 PM

    I’m a Jag fan.

    I can honestly say, without a shred of fear in my heart …

    The Jaguars just might play competitive football again on Sunday.

  22. retiredrichardsandberg says: Sep 16, 2016 4:35 PM

    MAYBE if the Chargers had not waited 28 days to reply to Bosa’s counter-offer he would have made it into camp sooner, been in better shape and avoided injury. The team is more than a little responsible for this!!

  23. otheirony says: Sep 16, 2016 4:47 PM

    Gotta love the Chargers front office. Their policy must be the right one, after all just look at all the playoff appearances and championships they’ve won.

    I despised the Manning decision when they made it-but they were right.

  24. nflrule says: Sep 16, 2016 4:54 PM

    In fairness to Bosa,no first round rookie has really been very impressive yet.

  25. gtrav says: Sep 16, 2016 4:55 PM

    honestly, nobody cares about this guy

  26. oscarxray says: Sep 16, 2016 5:10 PM

    If Parcels was his coach he’d be calling him “she”.

  27. jjackwagon says: Sep 16, 2016 5:24 PM

    Chargers FO reaping what they have sown.

  28. bassplucker says: Sep 16, 2016 5:27 PM

    A case of “peaked in college” if there ever was one. Now that he’s no longer BMOC he can’t deal.

  29. harshedmellow says: Sep 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    The kid is a STUD athlete; there’s a reason the Chargers considered hi the best football player in the draft.

    The PFT comment-section couch potato snark brigade won’t know this*, but pulled hammies are what they are… you can’t rush back.

    *unless of course they pull theirs getting off the couch for a bratwurst and a can of bad beer

  30. paulieorkid says: Sep 16, 2016 5:42 PM

    Nice work, Bosa. Hold out for WEEKS.

    Then, get paid in full as if you’re playing the whole season – when you’re not. Then get full game checks while you’re standing on the sidelines – being absolutely useless to the team. You may as well watch the game from home — if you give enough of a damn.

  31. dtroxallday says: Sep 16, 2016 5:44 PM

    philspimphand says:
    Sep 16, 2016 3:53 PM

    Can’t wait till he proves all the haters wrong when he gets on he field!
    LOL…”when he gets on the field”. That’s exactly the “haters” point. He’s NOT on the field. He’s already proving the “haters” right.

  32. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 16, 2016 6:31 PM

    Joey Blowsa

  33. donbat67 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:34 PM


  34. ariani1985 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:40 PM

    My 12 year old neighbor grows a better mustache than this loser!

  35. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 16, 2016 6:54 PM

    Chargers should of stood their ground.

  36. mrclaytonbigsby says: Sep 16, 2016 7:10 PM


  37. canetic says: Sep 16, 2016 7:15 PM

    Go ahead and prepare this headline:

    Out for

  38. guyjuneguyjune says: Sep 16, 2016 7:27 PM

    All the posts above are right on. The Chargers didn’t do enough homework before they drafted Bosa. Next, when the caution signals were blinking they compounded their mistake by failing to trade him by the deadline. McCoy was amaturishly excited and said Bosa looked good and will be ready to roll. Now Spanos is in for big bucks and has nothing to show for his first round pick. After last weeks debacle (giving up with a “prevent defense”) this team better show up big time on Sunday. It will take 3 consecutive wins for fans to get last Sunday’s ugly taste out of their mouths. Now that McCoy and Telesco don’t have a bunch of injury’s to blame losses on, heads should roll if they lose Sunday.

  39. 26predator says: Sep 16, 2016 8:24 PM

    I don’t have a horse in this race and honestly, couldn’t care less about either of them.

  40. johncrut says: Sep 16, 2016 8:50 PM

    Clowney 2.0

  41. immafubared says: Sep 16, 2016 8:52 PM

    Joey be a real man give up the money for the three games and the training camp you missed. Cant ta!e money you didnt earn pal.

  42. harshedmellow says: Sep 16, 2016 9:17 PM

    So when players miss games due to injury, it should cost them game checks. Got it.

  43. nflsecurity862 says: Sep 16, 2016 9:41 PM

    Serves the Chargers right for trying to be so cheap during negotiations. I hope he misses a bunch of time for the way they tried screwing him around.

  44. chargerdillon says: Sep 17, 2016 12:31 AM

    This is about how a billionaire family treats their employees. The Chargers drafted Bosa. They went out of their way to make this their #1 pick and then treated him like he should be content to take a discount without any valid reason other than the Chargers expecting him to because they say so.

    It is the reconfirmation that Archie Manning had about the Spanos family and how they treat their talent and how committed they are to winning.

    At the end of the day, the Spanos family wants to make money, not win championships. Their business tactics are a huge indication of this.

  45. brewster1 says: Sep 17, 2016 1:05 AM

    Bosa No-va

  46. youradarnfoo says: Sep 17, 2016 2:05 AM

    Joey boso. not one player or coach on the Chargers can stand this pos.

  47. goodellisagoner says: Sep 17, 2016 4:50 AM

    Another Buckeye bust.

  48. seabreezes51 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:07 AM

    Why do they get a roster exemption?

  49. MTLighthouse69 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:02 AM

    I hated this pick from the start.

    I am really beginning to wonder if he was injured before he signed his contract.

  50. Lori M says: Sep 17, 2016 9:03 AM

    All NFL contracts should be paid on a per game basis and per participation in training and practices. Then players will have the incentive to show up and be ready to play.

  51. nflsecurity862 says: Sep 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    Less than 4 years before Bosa can get out of San Diego and play for a real organization. No wonder Archie refused to allow Eli to play for the Chargers. Look at the way they treat their players. Notice how Brees and Eli both have Super Bowl rings now that they have nothing to do with San Diego? Coincidence?

  52. MTLighthouse69 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:50 AM

    Yes, the players are such victims. Before they even show that they can play at the pro level, the early first round picks are offered mega million dollar deals. Yes, the Chargers are so bad to all of the players they draft. Ridiculous.

    Brees wouldn’t have even made the Charger roster after Rivers was drafted, if Rivers hadn’t signed his rookie contract late. The drafting of Rivers was the kick in the azz Brees needed, to get Brees to perform better.

    If it wasn’t for Marty leaving Brees in a meaningless end of the season game, resulting in a possible career ending injury to Brees, chances are Brees would have been kept on the roster and Rivers would have been traded.

  53. chargersdiehard says: Sep 18, 2016 11:20 AM

    blitzinc43 says:
    Sep 16, 2016 3:51 PM
    As a close friend of the organization I am hearing they regret this pick.

    If I was a close friend of anyone who has anything to do with the way this organization is run, I wouldn’t brag about it.
    Tell your “close friend” they suck and have thrown away every chance we have had over the years.

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