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Chargers Sign First-Round DE Joey Bosa To A Four-Year Deal

The San Diego Chargers announced Monday that have agreed to terms with first-round DE Joey Bosa.

“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.

This ends a way overdraw situation between the team and their first-round pick over offset language and bonus payment distribution.

Bosa now has a brief period to get ready for the start of the 2016 season.

Bosa, 20, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Chargers. It was a bit of a surprise to see them grab Bosa, considering the amount of buzz that they were going to take either take Ronnie Stanley or DeForest Buckner.

However, Bosa gives them a solid pass-rushing prospect to develop in the coming years. The expectation right now is Bosa will see plenty of snaps at defensive end in their sub packages.

According to OverTheCap.com, Bosa receives a four-year contract worth $25,873,672 to go along with a signing bonus of $17,017,216. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.

During his three-year career at Ohio State, Bosa recorded 148 tackles, 51 tackles for a loss, 26 sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception, two fumble recoveries, and six pass defenses.