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[August 25, 2016]  Aug 24 (The Sports Xchange) - The San Diego Chargers pulled their "best offer" to unsigned first-round defensive end Joey Bosa after the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 draft rejected the team's offer on Wednesday.

"We gave Joey's representatives our best offer last night, which was rejected today," the team said in a statement. "The offer that we extended was for Joey to contribute during all 16 games and beyond.

"Joey's ability to contribute for an entire rookie season has now been jeopardized by the valuable time he has missed with his coaches and his team mates. Since Joey will not report at this time, his ability to produce not just early in the season, but throughout the entire season, has been negatively impacted.

"As a result, we will restructure our offer since Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and in preseason games."

Bosa is the only unsigned first-round pick from the 2016 draft. The two sides reached a stalemate July 28, the day before the former Ohio State star was due to report to training camp.

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison will meet with NFL investigators on Thursday over the Al-Jazeera report that linked him to performance-enhancing drugs.

Harrison has been informed the meeting is 11 a.m. ET on Thursday at the Steelers' practice facility, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Harrison and Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers were among the four active players implicated in the Al-Jazeera report. Matthews and Peppers were meeting with the league on Wednesday.

Free agent linebacker Mike Neal will meet with NFL investigators on Thursday in Chicago.

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After almost a week of silence following the emergence of additional disturbing allegations of domestic violence against Josh Brown, New York Giants co-owner John Mara emerged with a statement of support for his team's veteran kicker.

Mara said that organization was "comfortable" with re-signing the then-free agent.

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Brown, who received a one-game suspension by the NFL for a May 2015 incident in which he was arrested for allegedly grabbing the wrist of his now ex-wife in a heated dispute at a home the couple shared in Woodinville, Wash.

Brown told reporters last week that the charges against him were dropped by the King County district attorney five days following his arrest.

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The NFL's competition committee reportedly has added two new members, who are selected by commissioner Roger Goodell.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway are joining the competition committee, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The competition committee is led by chairman Rich McKay, who is the president of the Atlanta Falcons.

McKay had been suspended from the committee as part of the Falcons' penalty for pumping fake noise into the Georgia Dome during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, but he was reinstated a year ago.

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The New England Patriots traded former starting center Bryan Stork to the Washington Redskins.

Stork started 17 games over the past two seasons, but the 2014 fourth-round pick had durability issues and recent problems controlling his emotions.

New England will receive a conditional draft pick in return, according to multiple reports. Stork was second in the chase for the starting center job to 2015 undrafted free agent David Andrews.

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