Bosa impasse continues - Mike Florio
With not many topics for negotiation in rookie contracts and the Chargers and defensive end Joey Bosa at odds on each of them, there's no easy solution to the current impasse. Already, it's the longest holdout by any draft pick since the new rookie wage scale was adopted in 2011.
Observations from Thursday's Morning Session - Ricky Henne & Hayley Elwood
It looked like the players were getting into more of a groove on day five. With Brandon Flowers on a veteran rest day, cornerback Casey Hayward stepped in for number 24. Hayward had a strong showing with two pass breakups on the day including a diving one in 11-on-11s. Seeing him get his hands involved and make potentially game-changing plays will be huge for the defense this season.
Should the Panthers trade for Chargers’ 1st-round pick Joey Bosa? - Tim Weaver
Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same and the Chargers are nothing if not consistent. The truth is that they have bungled the Bosa pick by ignoring the market and before it’s all said and done they may be forced to trade him. If so, would the Panthers be interested in discussing a deal?
James Jones' Journey from Homeless Childhood to Chargers WR - Hayley Elwood
"The roughest part of being homeless was when you knew (your time in a homeless shelter) was up and having nowhere to go," Jones said. "You could only stay there three months at a time. (After,) you’d sleep on park benches and then (go) motel to motel. My mom and I stood in front of 7-11s, Walmarts and liquor stores asking people for money for a motel for one night. Those were the roughest times. I actually got excited when we were in a homeless shelter because you knew you’d have a roof over your head for three months."
Matt Slauson Making his Mark on O-Line - Ricky Henne
"You have to take charge," he said. "As a center you have to do that. You can’t have any hesitation making calls. You have to fire it out fast. I’m not focused on making my mark as an individual. With me being the new guy in the middle, we just have to get a cohesiveness going. I think that’s coming fast, and that’s huge."