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NFL Notes: Joey Bosa, Chiefs, Eagles & Seahawks

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there has been no progress or conversations between the Chargers and first-round DE Joey Bosa regarding contract negotiations.
Both sides are reportedly “entrenched” in their positions right now.

Chargers veteran TE Antonio Gates offered some advice for Bosa and his contract negotiation with the team.

My advice to any player that’s going through any kind of contract situation is that, at one point, you’ve got to be a man and you’ve got to understand that you’ve got to get ready to play,” Gates said, via Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Sometimes you’ve got to just, as a man, you’ve got to step in and say, ‘This is what it’s going to be,’” Gates continued. “Because sometimes, whether or not [there is] miscommunication with the General Manager or the agent, whatever it is, at the end of the day, it’s your life, it’s your career.

“And you kind of know what’s best for you, and you know what you need. You still have to have that tunnel vision of being able to go out and perform at the highest level. So, to me, that was always the determining factor when I had issues.”


Chiefs GM John Dorsey told reporters Wednesday that he’s not concerned that S Eric Berry has yet to report to training camp.

The agent has said . . . at some juncture during this course he will show up here,” Dorsey said of Berry, via Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “I haven’t talked to Eric one on one about when he’s going to show up. Knowing what a prideful professional he is, I think he will show up at the appropriate time.

Berry isn’t required to show up to camp yet as he has yet to sign his franchise tender, although he would lose $635,000 a week should he not sign the tender prior to the season opener.


  • Jimmy Kempski doesn’t believe there will be much trade value for Eagles QB Sam Bradford next offseason, unless he’s able to put together a “far better season in 2016” than he did last year


  • Seahawks rookie DT Jarran Reed was carted off with an injury he suffered during one-on-one drills. The medical staff was working on his left leg, ankle or foot area, according to Sheil Kapadia.

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