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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Joey Bosa is the top defensive rookie

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Lowest-graded players in NFL Week 9 - Bryson Vesnaver
Kaser punted three times and failed to get any inside of the 20-yard line. His net average of 40.0 per punt was one of the lowest marks of the week.

Chargers' midseason grade: Late-game collapses still linger - Eric Williams
There are several to choose from, but I’d have to go with losing a 21-point lead in the second half on the road against Kansas City in the season opener. That loss set the tone for San Diego’s season. If the Chargers had figured out a way to hold on to a victory at Arrowhead Stadium, perhaps that gives them the confidence needed to close out games against Indianapolis and New Orleans. Instead, the setback to the Chiefs established a "here we go again" mentality that lingered through the first half of the season.

Chargers rookie Joey Bosa at home in the kitchen - Eric Williams
"I just like that it’s obviously healthier and it saves me money," Bosa said. "And it’s fun to learn to cook something new. But it’s not that much of a passion, because sometimes I’m tired and I don’t want to do anything."

Pro Football Focus 2016 Midseason Awards - Sam Monson
We may have had to wait awhile to see him on the field, but Joey Bosa has been the league’s most dominant defensive rookie by a distance. In just five (four and a half, really) games and 236 snaps, Bosa has 30 total pressures and 10 defensive stops. He has shown the ability to line up on both sides of the defensive line, and both at defensive end and outside linebacker for the Chargers. He looks every bit the impact pass-rusher San Diego was looking for; Bosa hasn’t had a game in which he has recorded fewer than four total pressures so far in his NFL career, and has the most pressures by any player after their five games of NFL action over the past 10 years of PFF grading.

Top 10 NFL rookies entering Week 10 - Michael Renner
Joey Bosa was one of the main culprits in Jack Conklin’s Week 9 struggle, but it wasn’t the utter domination we’d become accustomed to through his first four games. Bosa didn’t make a single stop in the game, and his four QB pressures were a career low. Simply calling four pressures a "career low," however, should tell you all you need to know about Bosa’s standing on this list.