The strained hamstring that kept Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa from playing in their Week 1 loss to the Chiefs will also sideline him Sunday against the Jaguars. Further, Bosa isn’t a lock to play the Chargers’ Week 3 road game versus the Colts, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).
Nothing has gone according to plan for Bosa or the Chargers since the team selected him with the third pick in this year’s draft. The ex-Ohio State Buckeye and the Chargers engaged in a contentious battle over Bosa’s rookie contract, and he didn’t sign until Aug. 29. The two sides fought over offset language and signing bonus distribution in Bosa’s deal before eventually agreeing to a compromise.
Thanks to the length of his dispute with the Chargers, Bosa missed all of training camp and sat out each of the club’s four preseason games. The now-injured Bosa missed all of the Bolts’ practices this week before they declared him out and hasn’t yet suited up in full pads since ending his holdout.
Without Bosa, a two-time All-American who combined for 51 tackles for loss and 26 sacks during his three-year college career, the Chargers blew a 24-3 lead over the Chiefs en route to a 33-27 overtime defeat last Sunday. San Diego did sack Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith three times, but he still completed 34 of 48 passes for 363 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
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