Bosa, for one, made it seem like his status for Sunday has already been decided. He told Marty Caswell of The Mighty 1090 on Wednesday that it's "frustrating and annoying" he won't play Sunday but "it is what it is."
"I think obviously it's (you know) we're not optimistic right now, it's truly is a day to day injury," Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Thursday on Hardwick & Richards on XTRA 1360 in San Diego.
"It a minor hamstring but our goal is to make sure it doesn't turn into something long term. But I wouldn't say we're optimistic for this week but we've been preparing other players to play since July 29th, so that doesn't change. Now I know Joey's desire to play is very, very high but we need to be smart about it."
Bosa, who skipped training camp and the team's preseason slate during his holdout, said last week he was optimistic about his ability to adapt to a new defense and the pro level.
Though Bosa has made progress since inking his deal, it seems highly unlikely the Chargers would risk the health of their new pass rusher and activate him Sunday. But crazier things have happened.
Here are some other injuries we are tracking on Kickoff Thursday:
- Seahawks first-round pick Germain Ifedi suffered a high-ankle sprain in practice Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The guard will miss several weeks, forcing Seattle to tinker with their offensive line three days before the opener. Thomas Rawls missed practice because of illness, the team announced.
- Jaguars defensive end Jared Odrick is in concussion protocol after being hit in the jaw at practice Wednesday. He will miss practice while he is in the process of completing the necessary steps to be cleared.