Chargers rookie Joey Bosa skipped the first day of mandatory minicamp due to a contract dispute, The San Diego Union Tribune reports.
San Diego’s mandatory three-day minicamp for all players under contract began on Tuesday, and Bosa was not in attendance as he continues negotiations. He attended the team’s OTAs and activities over the course of the past month. The Ohio State product also reportedly skilled Thursday’s OTA workout, which was voluntary, for the same reason.
Bosa’s camp is reportedly angling over specifics in offset language that affect how much of Bosa’s contract is guaranteed in the event of his release, hoping to secure the entirety of his salary regardless. The Chargers frequently include such language in major contract negotiations and do not want to make an exception for him.
Bosa was the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, and the only player among the first 19 selections yet to sign a deal. He is not under contract and cannot be fined by the team.