Bosa was selected with the third overall pick in this year's draft, but he has yet to report to training camp due to a contract dispute. The salaries for rookies aren't up for debate, because those numbers are set in the collective bargaining agreement and are predetermined by draft position. But the Chargers want to push about half of the payment of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus out until March, and they want offset language to be included in his deal which would give them financial relief in the event Bosa was released during the contract and ended up playing somewhere else.
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Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
Chancellor missed all of training camp and the first two games of the 2015 season while holding out for a new contract. But even after the Seahawks went 0-2 without him and gave up 34 and 27 points in those losses, Chancellor ended his holdout without getting the new deal he desired.
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Darrelle Revis, New York Jets
Revis held out for 35 days and missed almost all of training camp in 2010, but he was able to get the new deal he was seeking. It ended up netting him an additional $11 million in guaranteed salary, while placing him under contract for an additional season. This one received more attention than most, because the drama unfolded weekly on HBO's popular training camp series "Hard Knocks."
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JaMarcus Russell, Oakland Raiders
The Raiders selected Russell with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and he rewarded them by holding out for six weeks, missing all of training camp and becoming one of the biggest busts in league history. He ended up with a six-year deal worth $68 million, which many believe was what caused the owners to insist on a rookie salary scale being included in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.
Sean Gilbert, Washington Redskins
Gilbert sat out the entire 1997 season because he wanted more than the $20 million over five years that the Redskins were offering. He was traded to the Panthers for a couple of first-round picks in 1998, and ended up with a deal worth more than $46 million over seven seasons.
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Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Emmitt Smith led the league in rushing in 1992, and helped the Cowboys to a Super Bowl victory that season. But he was set to make just $465,000 in 1993, so he held out for a deal that would more closely reflect his level of production. Smith missed the first two games of the regular season, both of which the Cowboys lost. The team finally came through with a deal worth $13.6 million over four years that made Smith (at the time) the highest-paid running back in league history, and Dallas became the first team to lose its first two games and then go on to win a Super Bowl in the same season.
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Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis Colts
Dickerson was so nice he was able to hold out twice, and for two different teams. After rushing for an NFL record 2,105 yards in 1984, Dickerson missed the first two games of the following season while he waited for a deal to be reached. The holdout ended when the team agreed to provide him with $4 million worth of disability insurance coverage for the 1985 season as contract extension talks continued. Later, as a member of the Colts in 1990, Dickerson held out again, this time missing five games before ending up with a deal worth $10 million over four years.