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REPORT: Chargers, Bosa engage in talks

Apr 29, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers first round draft pick Joey Bosa speaks to media during a press conference at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers first round draft pick Joey Bosa speaks to media during a press conference at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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Perhaps we will soon see some light at the end of this dark tunnel.

According to USA TODAY, the Chargers and defensive end Joey Bosa have reopened contract talks. Up until now, both parties have not spoken since July 28.

Bosa was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft. To refresh everybody’s minds (which probably isn’t necessary), Bosa, who will receive a four-year, $24 million deal with a $17 million signing bonus, is looking to get his bonus paid in full right away (along with the removal of offset language), while the Chargers want to defer a portion of his signing bonus.

Quarterback Philip Rivers, who also held out of training camp as a rookie, had some words to say.

“We know it’s a business,” Rivers said, via USA TODAY Sports. “Shoot, when he gets here, he’ll be a teammate and hopefully he’ll be a guy who will help us win a lot of games. Until then, he’s not.”

This is good news. But it isn’t great news. Even though they’ve begun to talk, Pro Football Talk states that both sides are not close to a deal. Hopefully, this deal will get done so Bosa can make his presence known on a defense that needs him.

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