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Chargers Pull 'Best Offer' To Joey Bosa

Aug 24, 2016 2:39 PM

The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday they had pulled their offer to unsigned first-round draft choice Joey Bosa after he rejected their "best offer."

The Chargers said in a statement they presented Bosa with an offer on Tuesday night that included:

- an initial signing bonus payment that is larger than any rookie has received in the last two NFL drafts,

- more money in 2016 than every rookie in this year's class except the Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz,

- and the "largest payment and the highest percentage of signing bonus received in the first calendar" of any Chargers first-round pick since the adoption of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement in 2011.

The Chargers said Bosa rejected the offer on Wednesday.


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Chargers, Joey Bosa Have Reportedly Talked This Week

Aug 19, 2016 10:54 AM

The San Diego Chargers and third overall pick Joey Bosa have discussed a possible contract agreement this week, according to a report.

The two sides hadn't spoken for more than two weeks.

The Chargers have long insisted that Bosa needs to accept both a deferral of the payment of some of his signing bonus and offset language that would save the Chargers some money if they cut Bosa and he signs with someone else.

USA Today

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Joey Bosa Feels There's Been 'Irreparable Damage' With Chargers

Aug 12, 2016 10:57 AM

Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers remain at a contract impasse.

Bosa was the third overall pick out of Ohio State by the Chargers. The Chargers didn't offer Bosa a contract that immediately pays out the signing bonus or one without offset language.

"Bosa feels that there is irreparable damage that has been done over the relationship between the team and him," said Jason Cole. "All in all Bosa is feeling very angry about the situation, and we will see how it resolves itself in the coming weeks."

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report (via Tom Krasovic/San Diego Union Tribune)

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Stevie Johnson Out For Season After Tearing Meniscus

Aug 11, 2016 7:47 AM

Stevie Johnson has learned that surgery to repair a meniscus tear will prevent him from suiting up this year, according to a source.

Johnson suffered the injury during an early-camp practice. He was expected to operate as the primary slot receiver after tallying 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns in his first season with the San Diego Chargers.

The Chargers signed James Jones following Johnson's injury, giving them options at wide receiver.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

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Joey Bosa's Mom Regrets Not 'Pulling An Eli Manning'

Aug 8, 2016 8:35 AM

Frustrated with the contract stalemate between the San Diego Chargers and her son, Cheryl Bosa vented on Facebook.

"It bums me out for him so much," she wrote on Facebook. "Wish we pulled an Eli Manning on draft day."

Twelve years ago, Archie Manning made it known that Eli didn't want to play for the Chargers, who owned the first overall pick. San Diego drafted Manning and then traded him to the New York Giants for Philip Rivers and draft picks.

With no progress on his rookie contract, there seems to at least be a small possibility that Bosa could sit out the entire season and re-enter the draft.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

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Chargers To Sign James Jones

Aug 2, 2016 4:59 PM

The San Diego Chargers plan to add wide receiver depth by signing James Jones.

The Chargers hosted Jones and Brian Hartline for an audition on Tuesday.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

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James Jones Visiting With Chargers

Aug 2, 2016 9:37 AM

The San Diego Chargers are hosting James Jones for a workout on Tuesday, according to sources.

San Diego might be in need of a wide receiver with Stevie Johnson set to undergo surgery for a torn meniscus.

Jones caught 50 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns with the Green Bay Packers in 2015.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

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Still No Talks Between Joey Bosa, Chargers

Aug 2, 2016 9:29 AM

The San Diego Chargers and rookie Joey Bosa still aren't discussing a contract agreement.

The two sides haven't talked since Thursday, according to sources.

The Chargers remain dug in on the position that Bosa's contract must include offset language and defer a major chunk of the signing bonus into 2017.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Stevie Johnson To Undergo Surgery On Torn Meniscus

Aug 1, 2016 6:37 PM

Stevie Johnson will need to undergo surgery on his torn meniscus.

Johnson was scheduled to be the San Diego Chargers No. 3 wide receiver.

"He'll have a medical procedure done in the next couple days," Mike McCoy said. "And then we'll have a better idea on how long he will be out, once that procedure takes place. But I can't give you any dates. We'll give you some rough estimates after he gets it cleaned up.

"It's an unfortunate situation for everything he's done at this time, but we'll go on from there," McCoy added.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

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Melvin Gordon Working With Adrian Peterson On Ball Security

Jul 21, 2016 1:39 PM

Melvin Gordon, who grew up idolizing Adrian Peterson, is working with the veteran running back on ball security this offseason.

Gordon has joined Peterson for offseason workouts in Houston.

"I talked to Adrian about it, and he said, 'The biggest thing about the lack of ball security is, it's a mental thing,'" Gordon said. "You can do a lot of drills, but you can still go out there and mess up if you're not mentally focused on it. It's [having that reminder of], 'Someone's there. Someone's always there [trying to take it].'"

Peterson fumbled seven times last season, losing three, after not losing a fumble in 2014.

Gordon fumbled six times as a rookie.

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Chargers' Stadium Plan Headed For November Ballot
San Diego voters will decide in November on a proposal by the Chargers to raise local hotel taxes for a downtown stadium and convention facility.

Associated Press

San Diego Voters To Decide Chargers' Stadium Plan In November
The Chargers would contribute $650 million for the stadium portion of the project, using $300 million from the NFL and $350 million from the team, licensing payments, sales of "stadium-builder" tick


Only Four First-Round Picks Remain Unsigned
Joey Bosa (No. 3, Chargers), Darron Lee (No. 20, Jets), Will Fuller (No. 21, Texans) and Joshua Garrett (No. 28, 49ers) are unsigned.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Joey Bosa Skipping Minicamp Over Contract Dispute
Joey Bosa did not report to the first day of the Chargers' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday because of an apparent contract dispute.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Keenan Allen Agrees To Four-Year, $45M Extension With Chargers
Keenan Allen had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdown catches last season through eight games before suffering a lacerated kidney.


Chargers File Over 110,000 Signatures In Support Of New Stadium
The Committee for Sports, Entertainment and Tourism delivered 83 boxes containing 110,786 signatures to be filed with San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland in support of a new stadium for the Chargers

Tyler Dragon/NFL

Chargers Discussing Long-Term Deal With Keenan Allen
The Chargers have been discussing a long-term contract extension with Keenan Allen, according to multiple sources.

Conor Orr/NFL

Chargers Claim Zach Mettenberger Off Waivers
Zach Mettenberger has a QBR of just 16.5 over the past two seasons.

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Melvin Gordon Underwent Microfracture Surgery In January
Melvin Gordon suffered the cartilage tear in his left knee that required surgery during a Dec. 20 game against the Dolphins.

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Matt Slauson Signs Two-Year Deal With Chargers
Matt Slauson made 12 starts at left guard last season and four at center.


Chargers GM: Running Game Has To Get Better
The Chargers aren't ready to give up on Melvin Gordon, last year's first-round pick, but general manager Tom Telesco says the team's running game "has to get better."

San Diego Union-Tribune

Goodell Attends Rally In Support Of New San Diego Stadium
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was in San Diego to support the effort to build a $1.8 billion stadium in Mission Valley.

Chargers Receiving Interest In No. 3 Pick
Laremy Tunsil, who is widely considered the top overall prospect, could be available at No. 3.

Dan Parr/

Chargers Believe They Can Build Downtown San Diego Stadium By 2022
The proposed 65,000-seat downtown stadium would call for the Chargers to apply $650 million in private funding toward the new venue, which would include a $300 million contribution from the NFL.

ABC 10 News

Eric Weddle Agrees To Four-Year, $29M Deal With Ravens
Eric Weddle will make $9 million this season and receive $13 million in guaranteed money.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Antonio Gates Signs Two-Year Deal With Chargers
Antonio Gates joined the Chargers in 2003 as an undrafted free agent.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Joe Barksdale Agrees To Four-Year, $22.2M Deal With Chargers
Joe Barksdale was voted the Chargers' best lineman in 2015 at right tackle.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers Cut Donald Butler
The Chargers have cut Donald Butler two seasons into a seven-year, $51.8 million contract.

Chargers Open To Trading Down From No. 3
San Diego hasn't owned such a high pick since 2004 when they had the top overall pick and traded away Eli Manning in a deal for Philip Rivers.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Antonio Gates Likely To Re-Sign With Chargers
Antonio Gates has played all 13 seasons of his NFL career with the Chargers and there is an "air of formality" surrounding his free agency.

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