Chargers GM: 'We'll see' if Joey Bosa reports to camp

Will we see the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft on the field anytime soon?

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco doesn't have an answer as to when the team will sign Joey Bosa.

"I don't know," Telesco said on 1090 AM San Diego on Monday, via "I guess we'll see. I really don't know if he'll (show up). We're still working on it. Hopefully we'll get something done, but I don't know."

He added: "We've never really had an issue signing draft picks since I've been here. We've actually been one of the quicker teams in getting guys done. Especially when it's not really over money -- or guaranteed money -- I know people get puzzled by it.

"But it really just comes down to generally this -- there's some things that are negotiable, and money always is negotiable, obviously -- but there's certain things in contracts language-wise, whether you're picked third, 33rd or 203rd, there's certain things of consistency and doing things the same way for everyone on the team. And we're far from uncommon with how we work. I know a lot of other teams probably operate the same way. We try to keep some things constant in everyone's contract, whether you're Philip Rivers or the 85th guy on the football team."

The most boring contract standoff in the NFL remains at a standstill for two reasons: Cash flow and offset money. Bosa's people want more of the bonus money sooner, and they want the ability to double-dip on salary should the Chargers let him go before the expiration of his contract. The Chargers do not want to break precedent and give it to him.

As we've noted in the past, it's a shame for many reasons, the most significant being San Diego's chances to actually have a half-decent defense this year. Instead, Bosa's spring was lost and we're coming up rapidly on a July 29 report date where Darius Philon could be holding down the left end spot.

There are still three first-round picks (Darron Lee, Jets and Joshua Garnett, 49ers) unsigned at the moment, so Bosa is not going at this fight alone. He just needs to figure out whether he has the most to lose by continuing to fight at all.

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