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Why Joey Bosa's holdout won't affect his play

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Chargers and Bosa make amends with deal (1:49)

NFL Insiders react to the news that rookie Joey Bosa has signed a four-year deal with the Chargers. (1:49)

After he finally signed Monday, Joey Bosa's holdout shouldn't wind up costing the San Diego Chargers more than bad publicity and money. Yes, by missing the reps that a young player needs in camp, Bosa has set himself up for a steeper learning curve than that of most rookies. But it turns out that talents of his caliber often get to play right away anyway.

Conventional wisdom says rookies who hold out miss precious developmental time and wind up being marginalized by coaches whom they haven't been around during the offseason. But from what we've seen in NFL history, that just isn't true.