By Liz Alper
Photo courtesy chargers.com
August 29, 2016 (San Diego) - After a dispute that began the minute former Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa was drafted, the Chargers today have finally signed him to a four-year deal.
The signing comes after a highly publicized contract dispute that caused the first-round, third overall pick to miss training camp.
“We look forward to having Joey join us and getting him prepared as quickly as possible for the 2016 season,” said General Manager Tom Telesco.
He'll have to work fast; week four of the preseason is approaching rapidly and then after that, it's time for the regular season.
Bosa is 6'5 and totaled 150 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss, 26 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles in 41 games with the Buckeyes. He was a two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and two-time first-team All-America selection over his college career.