NFL owners are in Houston for league meetings this week and the biggest topic on the agenda is sorting out the Los Angeles relocation bids submitted by the Rams, Chargers and Raiders.
The Chargers and Raiders have joined together for a bid involving a new stadium in Carson while the Rams have plans to build a stadium in Inglewood, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently proposed having the Chargers and Rams share a building instead. The league’s committee on Los Angeles is considering the proposal and Chargers owner Dean Spanos, who has stood by his proposed partnership with Raiders owner Mark Davis throughout the process, said Monday that he’d abide by whatever the owners ultimately decide this week.
“We’ve been working on it for over a year and worked hard on it,” Spanos said, via Marty Caswell of the Mighty 1090. “Whatever the decision of the owners is, we’ll abide by it.”
Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times reported Monday that “a consensus is building” to pair the Chargers and Rams at the Inglewood site and that the idea of the Raiders returning to L.A. is “not popular among many owners.” There’s a thought that the relocation process would generate money that would help the Raiders find a new stadium in Oakland or somewhere else, although that’s one of many questions that still needs to be answered as the league takes its latest step toward a return to Los Angeles.