July 26, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Chargers' Joey Bosa still unsigned
San Diego Chargers rookie first-round draft pick Joey Bosa remains unsigned.
Will a deal be struck in time for training camp. "I don't know," Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said. "I guess we'll see. I really don't know if he'll (show up). We're still working on it. Hopefully we'll get something done, but I don't know. We've never really had an issue signing draft picks since I've been here. We've actually been one of the quicker teams in getting guys done. Especially when it's not really over money -- or guaranteed money -- I know people get puzzled by it. "But it really just comes down to generally this -- there's some things that are negotiable, and money always is negotiable, obviously -- but there's certain things in contracts language-wise, whether you're picked third, 33rd or 203rd, there's certain things of consistency and doing things the same way for everyone on the team. And we're far from uncommon with how we work. I know a lot of other teams probably operate the same way. We try to keep some things constant in everyone's contract, whether you're Philip Rivers or the 85th guy on the football team." The Chargers and Bosa are haggling over cash flow and offset language. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL
Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.