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Rival Report 8/8: Chargers rookie Joey Bosa's mom "Wish we would have pulled an Eli Manning"

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Ouch. Things are not going well for the San Diego Chargers right now. They are in the midst of trying to get a new downtown San Diego stadium or else they will shack up with Stan Kroenke's Rams in LA, but even just signing their first round selection Joey Bosa is turning into a huge ordeal.

Joey Bosa is the lone 1st round pick still left unsigned out of this year's NFL draft and is officially the longest holdout since the rookie wage scale was implemented with the newest Collective Bargaining Agreement. There hadn't been any news of progress lately and now Bosa's mother Cheryl Bosa just came out swinging against the organization that drafted her son.

For those of you that don't remember, Eli Manning was originally drafted by the Chargers in 2004 but told them all along that he had no intention of signing with them. The Chargers drafted him anyway and then traded him to the New York Giants for Philip Rivers, a 3rd round pick that became K Nate Kaeding, a 1st round pick in '05 that became Shawne Merriman, and a '05 5th round pick as well.

Joey Bosa's mom saying they wish they would have pulled an Eli Manning is about as sick of a burn as I have heard from a rookie holdout. It definitely adds fuel to the fire of this very strange holdout, because if Cheryl Bosa is saying what Joey Bosa is thinking then there is absolutely some serious damage done between him and the Chargers.

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