The window for filing relocation petitions opened on Monday. None of the teams expected to seek permission to move to Los Angeles filed a request.
According to the league office, the first day of the annual period for initiating the process of changing cities has come and gone without the Rams, Chargers, or Raiders submitting the appropriate paperwork.
But Monday was merely day one, despite a suggestion by some that Monday was the deadline for filing. The actual deadline, according to the league, is February 15.
As a practical matter, any relocation petitions will come well before then, given than the NFL has set on January 12 and 13 a special meeting aimed at resolving the L.A. situation.
That’s only nine days away. So the relocation petitions will be coming soon, with all three teams expected to submit one.