Rookies are slotted into a salary scale, so the are very few issues up for negotiation. Where Bosa and the Chargers aren’t agreeing on are offset language and bonus payment distribution, which are negotiable.
With almost every other rookie in the NFL signed heading into training camps, this stalemate has created a bad look for all parties.
Telesco said the Chargers want Bosa in camp as soon as possible, but its contract offer won’t change, he said. Doing something for one player that it won’t do for another is not how the club wants to operate, he said.
Bosa’s requests on bonus disbursement have not changed since initial contract talks, a source said. Both sides are dug in and there are no signs that the impasse will end soon.
The Chargers begin training camp workouts Saturday morning.
Indianapolis Colts fans have yet another reason to believe breakout campaigns are on the horizon for talented young wide receivers Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett.
Early in training camp, per the Indianapolis Star, it’s “unmistakably clear” that Rob Chudzinski is moving away from the two-tight end offense that was a staple under former coordinator Pep Hamilton.
McClain isn’t the only troubled player on Dallas’ defense. Second-year defensive lineman Randy Gregory is facing an additional suspension on top of his standing four-game ban and has been enrolled in a treatment program. Fellow defensive end Demarcus Lawrence is suspended for the first four games of the season.
Dallas has become a safe haven as of late for players with checkered pasts; Jerry Jones has never been shy about giving people second chances at success. But McClain has tested the organization’s conviction. McClain’s history involves struggles with motivation, a 180-day jail sentence in 2012 for assault charges, his brief retirement from football in 2013 and, most recently, his skipping of offseason voluntary work. It’s safe to say the former Alabama standout is running out of chances.