San Diego Chargers 3rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, defensive end Joey Bosa, did not attend the team's first mandatory minicamp practice because of a contract dispute. The Chargers selected Bosa because of their lackluster defense the previous season, finishing 27th in rushing yards allowed.
The main issue relates to offset language, according to multiple sources. Offset language allows teams to repossess guaranteed money if a player is released and signs with another team. Bosa's camp is pushing for there to be none in his rookie contract.
The Chargers have a three-day minicamp that will end on Thursday. Bosa cannot be fined because he is currently not under any type of contract.
In three seasons with Ohio State, the 6-foot-5, 269 pound DE recorded 27 sacks and 51 tackles for loss. However, Bosa still remains as the last player inside the top-15 in the draft to not sign with their respected team.