Time to take a look back at the San Diego Chargers news that made headlines this past week. The biggest news is centered around Joey Bosa. This week we learned more about why he is the only man in the first 19 first-round selections of the 2016 NFL Draft that has not yet signed a contract. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune explains here:
Obviously, the Chargers are disappointed in Bosas’ decision to hold out of mandatory minicamp and Sean Wagner-McGough of CBSSports writes about it here. Included, video of Philip Rivers talking about his draft day experience.
From Chargers.com, the team has released eleven dates that training camp practice will be open to the public, including FanFest. Get the dates here: http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/06/17/fans-invited-11-training-camp-practices
Chargers.com also released new video of GM Tom Telesco addressing questions about the team. Watch the video here: http://www.chargers.com/video/2016/06/14/tom-telesco-talks-joey-bosa-optimism-and-keenan-allens-new-deal
The most positive news of the past week comes from the signing of blossoming star wide receiver Keenan Allen to a long-term contract. Allen is now locked in through the 2020 season. The San Diego Union-Tribune broke the story. Read the details here, courtesy of Michael Gehlken: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/10/chargers-sign-keenan-allen-contract-extension/
The national sports media also chimed in on the signing, beginning with Austin Knoblauch from NFL.com. Read his take here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000668666/article/keenan-allen-chargers-agree-on-fouryear-extension
Check out this release from ESPN.com, which includes an interesting sidebar. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/16114440/keenan-allen-san-diego-chargers-agree-extension
Minicamp is over and training camp is a month away but that won’t stop the news and BoltBlitz.com will bring it to you. Thanks for reading!
The Greg One