The Rams just moved back to California and the Oakland Raiders appear to be inching their way out.
Every week there seems to be new reports about a potential Raiders move to Las Vegas.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell clarified on Wednesday that seeing the Raiders in Nevada is still miles away.
“There’s still a great deal of information we need to gather with respect to the circumstances we see in Las Vegas and the opportunities and also the challenges,” Goodell said at the NFL fall meeting. “Those are things that we’ll look at through the committee and report back to them; maybe as early as December but more likely later than that.”
It’s worth noting that the league still prefers the Raiders to remain in Oakland. Goodell went further to say that the NFL continues to monitor all three California teams and the Atlanta Falcons in their efforts to build new stadiums.
“We had presentations from all three of the California teams this morning on the status of their efforts to get stadiums built. We also heard from the Atlanta Falcons on their efforts to get their stadium complete. So that was a normal part of our meeting.”
The ascending idea of the Raiders being in Las Vegas, however, was a central topic.
“As it specifically relates to the Raiders presentation, it was informative. It was factual. The membership had an opportunity to ask questions. And the chairman of the committee, Art Rooney, made it very clear that this is something that is a significant focus of the stadium committee.”