Joey Bosa is finally expected to make his NFL debut
Finally, Joey Bosa will get his first NFL snap.
That’s what’s expected for the former Ohio State star on Sunday against the Raiders. Friday marked the first time that Bosa wasn’t listed on the injury report after battling a hamstring issue for the first four weeks of the season.
The No. 3 overall pick had a highly-publicized holdout from training camp because of the language in his contract. Bosa finally signed ahead of Week 1, but he was still not up to speed with his hamstring heading into the season opener.
Assuming Bosa plays, it’ll mark his first live action since his college career ended with a targeting penalty in the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame.
It remains to be seen if the two-time All-American defensive end will be on any sort of snap count. He’s currently listed as the third-string defensive end on the Chargers’ depth chart.
San Diego could use a defensive spark after starting 1-3 with a mess of injuries on both sides of the ball.
The Chargers and Raiders will kick off on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET in Oakland.