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Joey Bosa makes NFL Network's top 100 players of 2017

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Los Angeles Chargers second-year pro Joey Bosa was selected No. 100 on the NFL Network's "The Top 100 Players of 2017." The list is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players.

My take: Bosa totaled 10.5 sacks in 12 games, earning defensive rookie of the year honors. So he deserved to make the list. We'll see what the Ohio State product does for an encore now that he has an opportunity to play a full season. Bosa also benefits from moving back to his natural position of a defensive end in a 4-3 defensive alignment.

The Chargers waived tight end Jake McGee and offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone on Monday according to the league’s personnel report, as Jack Wang of the Orange County Register notes.

My take: McGee spent some time on the practice squad last season for the Chargers, and Johnstone was released during training camp last year. I will have an update on the Chargers' 90-man roster later today. Wang provided a position-by-position look at the Chargers here.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Chargers officially picked up the fifth-year option of cornerback Jason Verrett.

My take: It’s a formality executed by the team that GM Tom Telesco told reporters the Chargers would do during his pre-draft news conference last week. Although he’s had trouble staying on the field, Verrett is a Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback when healthy.

Tom Krasovic of The San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Chargers once again decline to draft players with baggage like Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was selected in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals.

My take: The Chargers have a particular culture they have established in the building in terms of personality and character, and seldom stray from that path in talent acquisition. Before the draft, head coach Anthony Lynn said Mixon was still on their draft board, but other team’s like the Bengals appear more inclined to take risks on players with baggage.