Wait over: Chargers, Joey Bosa strike 'fair deal' - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The Chargers signed their No. 3 overall pick Monday morning. He is set to have his first practice with the team Tuesday. Bosa had been absent from the club since June, as the team and his agent worked to settle a contract dispute that largely centered on the payout of his signing bonus.
PFF scouting report: Joey Bosa, Ohio State - PFF Analysis Team
No. 1-ranked edge defender (including No. 1 pass-rush grade, No. 1 run-defense grade), 70 total pressures (third-most among edge defenders). Ranked second in pass rush productivity in 2015.
Better late than never for Bosa, so let’s look forward - Kevin Acee (UT$)
It was ugly. Maybe even the second-ugliest episode in franchise history after an attempted move to Los Angeles. Considering how little the sides were fighting over, what they essentially did was find a way to draw a line in a couple grains of sand.
Joey Bosa Hits the Field at Chargers Park - Ricky Henne
"He loves to play the game of football," McCoy said. "I can’t say that enough about him. I talked to you guys after we drafted him. The conversation we had at the combine, then when we brought him in here and how excited he was and how we thought he was going to help our team. We have the exact same opinion right now about what he is going to do."
Mel Kiper Jr.: Chargers should be thankful Joey Bosa is healthy - Eric Williams
"Count your blessings," Kiper said. "Last year the guy a team absolutely needed to come in and be an impact pass-rusher was Dante Fowler, and he didn’t make it out of minicamp healthy. "So, that was last year’s No. 3 pick. Well, congrats, Chargers -- it’s September and your No. 3 overall pick is healthy."
Mike McCoy: "We're So Excited He's Here" - Chargers.com (video)
Head Coach Mike McCoy talks about the welcoming and exciting environment that Joey Bosa is entering at Chargers Park.
Joey Bosa Assures "No Animosity Between Any of Us" - Ricky Henne
"We came to a fair deal," he said. "There’s no animosity between any of us; me toward them or them toward me….I want to obviously thank the Spanos family for the deal that we came to terms with. I would never have this opportunity without them. They are just happy to have me here and I’m happy to be here. There’s no bad blood at all. It’s all just moving forward."