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Report: Joey Bosa unlikely to play Week 2 vs. Jaguars

Joey Bosa

The Joey Bosa-saga put a damper on the San Diego Chargers‘ offseason. The public venom tossed between both sides was ridiculous. The mess didn’t wrap up until the middle of the preseason.

Now, heading into Week 2, the 2016 number three overall pick is still yet to practice in full pads. A lingering hamstring injury is reportedly the cause, and it’s likely to keep him out of this weekend’s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He could miss Week 3 as well.

From the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

“It does not seem so,” Rapoport said when asked if Bosa would play this week. “He didn’t practice yesterday with a bulky hamstring which he strained after just a couple days of practice. We know he showed up late in (the preseason) after not signing his deal. Was not really a holdout but was just staying away from the team until he signed his contract.

“So he had a nagging hamstring injury. He missed last week. Hasn’t even practiced in full pads yet. That is a major problem. Not gonna play until he practices in full pads maybe once or maybe more. It’s not gonna be Joey Bosa this week — the hope is for Week 3. But even that’s not guaranteed.”

The Chargers could really use him, too. Against Kansas City, quarterback Alex Smith regularly had plenty of time to survey the field. San Diego hopes that Bosa will improve their pass rush moving forward.

For now, they’ll have to wait to unwrap their top draft choice.

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