The journey toward winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history has officially begun for the LA Chargers. Training camp started on Wednesday and for the next six months, the happiness of a lot of fans will hinge on what the Bolts can do between the hash marks.
It was a relatively quiet summer for the Bolts with the news cycle instantly ramping up the moment the Chargers returned to camp. It started with a massive Justin Herbert extension the day before training camp started and has only continued as the week has gone on.
With the first two public-available training camp days in the rear-view mirror and a day off on Friday until the team returns to the practice field on Saturday, let's dive into the latest news in the world of the Chargers.
Chargers news roundup:
- Former Chargers safety Jahleel Addae has joined the coaching staff for training camp under the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship. Addae was an undrafted free agent that made his debut with the Bolts in 2013. Across two different stints, Addae played 91 total games with the Chargers.
- The Chargers added to the linebacker room on Friday, signing former Vikings linebacker Blake Lynch. This is likely just a special teams signing for the Chargers as Lynch spent time with special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken in Minnesota. Los Angeles also signed wide receiver Milton Wright earlier in the week.
- Joey Bosa spoke to the media for the first time since the start of training camp on Thursday and looked visibly different from the last time fans saw him. Sporting a shorter haircut and more muscle mass, Bosa shared that he added 15-20 pounds to his frame to get back to the weight that he was at early in his career. Bosa said that he wants to be more disruptive against the run as well.
NFL news roundup:
- Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey suffered a knee injury in training camp on Thursday. Ramsey is undergoing surgery on his meniscus on Friday and will miss a portion of the 2023 season. The Chargers play the Dolphins in Week 1 and Ramsey will not be available.
- Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went down with what looked like a very scary Achilles injury during training camp on Thursday. Early signs indicate it is just a calf strain and is not a serious injury that will keep Burrow out of action for the 2023 season like an Achilles' tear would have.