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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Nets double-digit sacks again

    Bosa finished the 2021 season with 51 tackles (36 solo), 10.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Box-score watchers would be led to believe Bosa had somewhat of a renaissance after finishing the 2020 season with just 7.5 sacks across 12 games, and while the seven forced fumbles was easily a career high, the turnovers masked what was essentially a boom-or-bust type of season for the premier pass rusher. When Bosa was unable to get the quarterback, too often was the 25-year-old simply out of position on containments, and his 13 missed tackles was a major contributor in the team's ailing run defense. That doesn't even account for his numerous 15-yard penalties, which seemingly always cropped up at the worst time. Make no mistake, Bosa is still easily the team's best defensive player, and 2021 did mark his fourth season with double-digit tackles, but it was hardly a banner year for the perennial Pro Bowler. There could be a number of changes to the team with front-seven teammates Kyzir White, Uchenna Nwosu and Linval Joseph all unrestricted free agents this offseason.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Back from COVID list

    The Chargers activated Bosa (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Bosa sat out last week's loss to the Texans after testing positive for the virus, but after a nine-day quarantine period, he's been deemed asymptomatic and has been cleared to rejoin the Chargers. Assuming Bosa is able to regain his conditioning during the Chargers' three practices this week, he shouldn't face any restrictions Week 17 against the Broncos. The 26-year-old edge rusher has recorded 43 tackles (31 solo), 9.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 14 appearances this season.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Ineligible for Week 16

    Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Bosa won't be available to play Sunday against the Texans following the edge rusher's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Network reports. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Bosa previously was placed on the list Nov. 16 as an unvaccinated close contact of an infected person, but after completing the required five-day quarantine, he was activated one day in advance of the team's Week 11 win over the Steelers. The timing of Bosa's placement on the list would have allowed him to play in Houston this weekend if he were once again deemed a close contact, but Staley's announcement that the 26-year-old has been ruled out well ahead of the Week 16 game indicates that he tested positive for the virus. He'll now be out for 10 days as the result of the positive test, but unless he experiences major symptoms of the virus Bosa should be ready to play Week 17 against the Broncos.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Moves to COVID list

    Bosa (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. The Chargers are dealing with a potential outbreak, resulting in Bosa, Austin Ekeler and Corey Linsley landing on the COVID list. It's unclear if any of the players tested positive, but their availability for Sunday's matchup with the Texans is now up in the air.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Absent from injury report

    Bosa (head) was absent from the injury report Wednesday. Bosa suffered a head injury in Sunday's game against the Bengals. He cleared concussion protocol the same day, but his absence from the injury report further confirms that he should be ready to suit up Sunday against the Giants. Bosa has been a key figure as a pass rusher for the Chargers defense this season, logging 7.5 sacks across 12 games.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Clears concussion protocol

    Coach Brandon Staley said Bosa (head) cleared concussion protocols and was held out of Sunday's win over the Chargers as a precaution, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports. Bosa exited the game in the first half and was ultimately held out due to concerns over the two concussions he suffered last year. His status for Week 14 is uncertain, but it's certainly a good sign that he has avoided another concussion. He recorded one tackle prior to his exit.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Sack in loss

    Bosa tallied four total tackles (three solo) while also recording a sack and forced fumble in the 28-13 loss to the Broncos on Sunday. Bosa continued his dominant play Sunday as he has now recorded a sack in each of his last four games and in five of his last six. The 26-year-old was a bright spot on a Los Angeles defense that was gashed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Bosa will have to continue to play at an extremely high level, as the Chargers try to turn around a struggling defense that has allowed 24-plus points in its last five games.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Activated by Chargers

    Bosa (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Chargers on Saturday. Bosa landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after he was identified as a close contact of an infected person, but he continued to test negative. As a result, the 26-year-old will be available for Sunday's game against the Steelers despite not practicing this week.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Could clear protocols for Week 11

    Chargers head coach Brandon Staley confirmed that Bosa tested negative for the coronavirus Wednesday after he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday upon being identified as a close contact of an infected person, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network notes that because Bosa is unvaccinated, he'll still remain out for a minimum of five days due to the NFL's contact-tracing protocols. Additionally, Bosa will need to continue to test negative in the days to come before he's first eligible to rejoin the Chargers on Saturday. That means that Bosa won't be able to participate in practices this week, but the Chargers would still likely plan on the star edge rusher playing his usual allotment of snaps Sunday against Pittsburgh if he is activated from the list beforehand.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Playing against Minnesota

    Bosa (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. The presence of Bosa should provide quite a boost to the defensive unit, as he's a disruptive force regardless of the opponent. The fact that he'll be facing a below-average Vikings offensive line should boost his upside.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Tallies another sack

    Bosa managed five solo tackles and one tackle for loss during Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Ravens. Bosa performed at his usual level in a game where Los Angeles' defense struggled to contain Baltimore's offense in any capacity, bringing his sack total to 3.5 on the season. After the team's Week 7 bye, Bosa will look to cause disruption against Mac Jones and the Patriots.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Up to 1.5 sacks

    Bosa posted three tackles (one solo), a half sack and two quarterback hits in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Chiefs. Bosa was questionable with a foot injury going into Sunday's game, but he still handled 53 defensive snaps (70 percent). The three-time Pro Bowler has recorded 10 tackles (six solo), 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble through three contests.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Active against Chiefs

    Bosa (foot) is active Sunday against the Chiefs. Bosa didn't participate in practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he was able to practice Friday and will play a big role against one of the most talented offenses in the league. The 26-year-old has played 82 percent of the Chargers' defensive snaps through the first two games of the season and has seven total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Officially questionable for Week 3

    The Chargers listed Bosa (foot) as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. Bosa didn't participate in practice Wednesday or Thursday and is officially listed as questionable ahead of Week 3. The 26-year-old has played 82 percent of the Chargers' defensive snaps through the first two games of the season and has seven total tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. If he is unable to suit up Sunday, expect Kyler Fackrell to see increased snaps against Kansas City.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Picks up first sack this season

    Bosa compiled four tackles (three solo), a forced fumble and a sack in Sunday's 20-16 win over Washington. Bosa had two roughing the passer calls in Sunday's contest with the former actually extending a drive in which Washington scored points, but the explosive pass rusher otherwise was just as dominant as ever. Injuries limited Bosa to just 12 games last season, but the 26-year-old has been reportedly healthy throughout all of training camp leading up to 2021.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Present at minicamp

    Bosa (concussion) participated in the Chargers' two-day minicamp in June, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. The 2016 first-round pick signed a five-year, $135 million contract last July and finished with 39 tackles, 7.5 sacks and a fumble recovery over 12 games last season. A concussion ended his season prematurely, but the 25-year-old defensive end will be ready to rock for preseason and training camp. Through five NFL seasons, Bosa has accumulated 47.5 sacks over 63 games.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Good to go after limited practice

    Bosa (shin) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Raiders. Bosa practiced on a limited basis both Tuesday and Wednesday, showing enough to avoid an injury designation for Thursday's game. This shin injury limited the pass rusher's practice reps earlier this month, but he has still suited up for games and will do so again here as he looks to build on his season total of 7.5 sacks.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Misses practice Wednesday

    Bosa didn't suit up in Wednesday's practice due to a shin injury. Both Bosa and Uchenna Nwosu (shoulder) resided on Wednesday's practice report, so the team is starting the week thin at defensive end. Bosa is coming off an eight-tackle, three-sack performance in last week's win over the Bills, so the team could be trying to manage his practice reps during the week. Bosa's participation level at practice during the rest of the week will be a better indicator of his chances to play Sunday against the Patriots.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Enters concussion protocol

    Coach Anthony Lynn confirmed that Bosa suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network reports. Bosa now will need to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. He'll be monitored throughout the week, but he's in danger of missing the Week 9 matchup against Las Vegas. Uchenna Nwosu and Isaac Rochell will battle for the starting defensive end role if Bosa can't go.
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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Evaluated for concussion

    Bosa is being evaluated for a concussion and has exited Sunday's game against the Broncos. Bosa will need to avoid landing in the concussion protocol for any chance of retaking the field Sunday. The star defensive end was forced out in the middle of the fourth quarter. Isaac Rochell and Uchenna Nwosu stand to handle increased defensive snaps as long as Bosa is sidelined.
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