Chargers sign Joey Bosa to 4-year contract, holdout comes to an - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Chargers sign Joey Bosa to 4-year contract, holdout comes to an end

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Chargers have signed third overall pick Joey Bosa to a four-year contract, the team announced in a press release. Full details of the deal were not immediately available. 

"We look forward to having Joey join us and getting him prepared as quickly as possible for the 2016 season,” said General Manager Tom Telesco. 

The Chargers and Bosa were engaged in a longstanding holdout as both sides hashed out the finer details of the contract. Offset language and bonus deferment for Bosa's rookie deal were points of discussion both sides couldn't agree on. It remains unclear what the final terms of the deal are. 

Bosa's holdout was the longest since Michael Crabtree refused to report to the San Francisco 49ers in 2009. Bosa was the only draft selection unsigned from the 2016 class. The Chargers previously announced they made their "best offer" to Bosa last week, claiming they'd move to restructure what was on the table to reflect his absence through preseason. 

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