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Chargers DE Joey Bosa ‘looks awesome’ at OTAs

Joey Bosa

Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Joey Bosa played in just seven games this past season as a result of a foot injury that sidelined him until Week 11, but he still managed to record 23 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

Now, Bosa is looking to regain the form he had during his second season when he made the Pro Bowl, and he looks well on his way to getting there.

The 23-year-old showed up to Chargers organized team activities in great shape this week, and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is impressed with what he has seen thus far:

“He looks awesome,” said Bradley, according to Chris Hayre of the Chargers’ official team website. “He feels really good. So, to get him back on the field – just that brotherhood part where the guys are together again – I think that’s important. You can always count on him. It’s great to see him. He looks to be in great shape.”

Bosa said that he feels better than ever:

“I’m as fast and strong as I’ve ever been in my life,” Bosa said. “It’s just about some little things like my hands and stuff, but as a defensive lineman, you’re going to deal with that stuff. I just have to take care of myself in that sense, tape up and keep doing what I’m doing.”

The Miami native, who played his collegiate football at Ohio State, was originally selected by the Bolts with the third overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.

He went on to tally 41 tackles and 10.5 sacks in 12 games during his rookie campaign before racking up 70 tackles, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his second season.