Bosa Back in Pads

Chargers 1st round pick working his way in to playing shape

On Wednesday, for the first time since January, when he was ejected from the Fiesta Bowl in the first quarter for a targeting call, Joey Bosa played football with pads on.

The 3rd overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft had a long contract dispute with the Chargers, then suffered a hamstring injury his first week back, and had not been able to put on all his gear until this week. He did not take part in the full team practice but was able to go through individual drills with running and conditioning and said his hamstring “felt really good.”

Bosa did not want to discuss his injury, saying multiple times he is simply “day-by-day.” He did open up a bit about having to watch his teammates play games that matter while he was on the sidelines, a new experience for someone who has been a starter for basically his entire football life.

“Strange,” said Bosa of being a spectator. “Nothing I’ve ever really experienced before. Obviously the first one [loss in Kansas City], knowing that I could have been in there and helped the team win. That was really tough. But also watching the team win the last game was a cool moment. It was a really fun Sunday.”

There is an outside chance Bosa will be suiting up at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday when the Chargers play the Colts.

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