Joey Bosa has yet to report to Chargers' training camp. The former Ohio State star defensive end is holding out, as he, his agent and San Diego's front office can't come to terms on a contract.
Rule No. 1 in NFL locker rooms is typically, "don't ever talk about another man's money," but Chargers' veteran tight end Antonio Gates apparently doesn't care. He's called out Bosa for his contract, telling him to report to camp.
"Be a man," Gates says.
From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
"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," he said Monday.
"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,' " he said. "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."
Bosa was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.