The San Diego Chargers had a very interesting June minicamp to say the least. The biggest news of the week involved the Chargers first-round draft pick, Joey Bosa. Along with the news regarding Bosa, Danny Woodhead had a major injury scare and free-agent tackle Eugene Monroe has been linked to the Chargers.
With the NFL’s new rookie contract scale that was put in place in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, the process to sign rookies is typically a smooth one. This has not been the case for San Diego and Joey Bosa. Bosa has decided to hold out from practice due to contract disagreements.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport , Bosa has impressed the Chargers brass, but offset language in his contract has led to him miss multiple practices. As a Chargers fan this may seem like bad news. However, it isn’t the end of the world. Bosa not getting reps at a June minicamp will not hurt him come Week 1. The Chargers don’t even think these practices are that important. They ended their minicamp a few days early and attributed that decision to how hard the team was working. If the Charges don’t think these practices are necessary, neither should Bosa.
Last season, the Chargers were absolutely decimated by injuries. San Diego struggled to stay healthy at nearly every position. It looked as if the injury bug returned as Danny Woodhead’s ankle got rolled up by another player. He was on the ground for a few minutes as teammates, coaches and trainers surrounded the veteran running back. In 2014, there was a similar scene when Woodhead broke his ankle in Buffalo during a week three game.