For a second straight season, there appears to be a strain between the Chargers’ brass and defensive end Joey Bosa.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that Bosa has been working with his personal trainer in Florida away from the team’s facility the last two weeks, rather than attending voluntary workouts.
Bosa also did not attend the start of Phase II offseason work for the Chargers on Tuesday. He missed part of offseason work and all of training camp his rookie year due to a contract dispute over offset language in his rookie contract.
Once the contract dispute was resolved, Bosa suffered a hamstring strain his first practice back on the field, forcing him to miss the first four games of the regular season.
However, once on the field Bosa proved his worth, totaling 10.5 sacks in 12 games and earning the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” Lynn said, when asked what’s going on with Bosa. “Joey and I talked the first day, and he’s training with his guy somewhere. But like I said, I’m only focused on the guys that are here trying to build the team.
“These are voluntary workouts, so guys can do whatever they want to do.”