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L.A. Coliseum Offers To Host One NFL Team

Jul 9, 2015 11:00 PM

USC, which operates the Coliseum, confirmed Thursday it will submit a proposal to the NFL. But under the terms of USC's lease with the Coliseum Commission, the university can host only one team at the stadium on a temporary basis of up to four years.


"USC will be responding to the NFL's RFP [request for proposal] and we hope to welcome an NFL team into the Coliseum starting in the 2016 season," Todd Dickey, USC's senior vice president for administration, said in a written statement.

The Rose Bowl decision was especially surprising because in 2005, when the venue gave up its bid to be a permanent NFL home, Pasadena funded an environmental impact report to position the Rose Bowl as a temporary site. 

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

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Rose Bowl Not Interested In Being Temporary NFL Home

Jul 9, 2015 10:52 PM

Officials of the Rose Bowl do not want their stadium to serve as a temporary home for an NFL team that relocates to Los Angeles.

The RBOC, which runs the Pasadena stadium, decided it was more productive and lucrative for the Rose Bowl to pursue a music and arts festival, which would take place annually during three days in June.


“We believe that a music and arts festival is more fitting with Pasadena's brand and with the future of the stadium,” said Victor Gordo, RBOC president and a member of the Pasadena City Council. “With our desire to have certainty of finances of the stadium, and to have a world-class event that's fitting of the city.”

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

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Ken Stabler Passes Away At Age Of 69

Jul 9, 2015 7:59 PM

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory in 1977, has passed away at the age of 69.

According to the family, Stabler passed due to complications associated with Stage 4 colon cancer, which he had been battling since February.

Stabler was the NFL's MVP in 1974 and was nicknamed "The Snake."


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Darren McFadden Feels Like Rookie Again Joining Cowboys

Jun 29, 2015 10:34 AM

Darren McFadden feels rejuvenated by the move from the Oakland Raiders to the Dallas Cowboys.

"It's great to be in Dallas," McFadden said Saturday at a football camp at Little Rock Air Force Base, per the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I'm looking forward to getting on the field with those guys and doing great things this year. ... Definitely exciting. I tell everybody I feel like a rookie all over again.

"I just want to go out there, stay healthy and run the ball the way I know I can run the ball."

McFadden rushed for less than 3.5 yards per carry in each of the past three seasons.

McFadden and Joseph Randle will compete for starter reps.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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NFL Could Use 27,000-Seat Soccer Stadium As Temporary L.A. Venue

Jun 27, 2015 9:58 AM

The NFL has considered moving a team to the StubHub Center in Carson, California as a temporary home for a relocated team to Los Angeles.

The venue is home to the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS and seats just 27,000.

Other temporary stadiums under consideration are the Rose Bowl (where UCLA plays), the L.A. Coliseum (where USC plays) and Major League Baseball’s Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium. All of those are much larger than the StubHub Center, but all of them might also have scheduling conflicts with an NFL team.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Latavius Murray Has Chance For 'Huge Year'

Jun 10, 2015 1:23 PM

Latavius Murray will enter the 2015 season as the No. 1 running back for the Oakland Raiders.

He "has a chance at a huge year" in new coordinator Bill Musgrave's offense, one team source told ESPN's Adam Caplan, "because he is smart, physically a freak."

Murray came to life down the stretch during his second NFL season, pumping out all but 11 of his 424 yards over the final six games of 2014. His 5.17 yards per carry trailed only four other backs across the entire league.


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NFL To Hold Additional Meeting On Los Angeles In August

Jun 4, 2015 12:31 PM

The NFL owners will have an additional meeting in August to discuss the future of the league in Los Angeles.

The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams each have interest in moving to Los Angeles.

No major news is expected out of the meeting. The conference will be used as a timeline and process update, focused on the progress of home markets (Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis) to keep their teams.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Derek Carr's Finger Injury Downplayed By Agent

May 21, 2015 1:29 PM

The agent for Derek Carr has downplayed the seriousness of his injured ring finger.

"It's a very minor situation," agent Tim Younger told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I think he's probably going to be throwing before the end of [the Raiders' offseason workouts]."

Carr has experienced numbness in the finger, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen, a condition that can be nerve-related.

Christian Ponder is working with the first team in organized team activities, with Carr on the sideline.


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Raiders Have No Interest In Moving To St. Louis

May 20, 2015 12:55 AM

Mark Davis has no interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to St. Louis.

The St. Louis Rams are considering moving to Los Angeles and there could be a stadium plan in place for a potential NFL team in that city.

Davis wishes to keep the Raiders in Oakland, though a significant gap in the funding of a new stadium in the Bay Area remains a looming problem.


The Raiders are also working on a potential stadium plan in Carson, California.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

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NFL Optimistic Team Will Move To L.A. By 2016

May 19, 2015 1:59 PM

The NFL has a growing confidence that a team will relocate to Los Angeles by 2016.

One source said they’re “confident there’ll be multiple options” and that’s no surprise, given Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Hollywood Park project and the Carson project, which is being spearheaded by former 49ers executive Carmen Policy, as a potential home for the Raiders and Chargers.

The progress in St. Louis is described as “steady,” while Oakland has “moved backward since March.” 

Albert Breer/NFL.com (via PFT)

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Jets, Jags, Fins, Eagles, Raiders Each Spent Over $100M In Free Agency
The Jets spent $179.3 million in contracts in free agency.

John Clayton/ESPN

Raiders Release James Jones
The Raiders signed James Jones to a three-year, $10 million deal in 2014.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Raiders, Chargers Release Updated Stadium Renderings (Photos)
The revised plans show a futuristic open-air venue that has a peristyle reminiscent of the one at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Raiders Interested In Adrian Peterson
The Raiders have discussed the possibility internally.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Michael Crabtree Agrees To Deal With Raiders
Michael Crabtree's production waned last season and he appeared to lose explosion from a 2013 Achilles injury.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Raiders Expected To Have Substantial Cap Space Again In 2016
The Raiders lead the NFL in available cap space with more than $20 million.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Michael Crabtree To Visit Raiders
Michael Crabtree has found his market to be soft this offseason.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Raiders Learned From Using Cap Space On Declining Players In 2014
Oakland has signed 11 players in 2015, none of whom are over the age of 28.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Trent Richardson Signs With Raiders
Trent Richardson was released this offseason by the Colts.

Scott Bair/Comcast

Raiders Sign Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder will be the Raiders' backup at quarterback behind Derek Carr.

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Darren McFadden Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Cowboys
Jerry Jones was a big admirer of Darren McFadden in 2008 in the draft.

Charean Williams/Star-Telegram

Malcolm Smith Agrees To Sign With Raiders
Malcolm Smith was Super Bowl MVP in the Seahawks' win over the Broncos.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns, Raiders, Chiefs Interested In Darrelle Revis
The Browns and Raiders also pursued Darrelle Revis in 2014.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Julius Thomas Agrees To Sign With Jaguars
The Raiders, Seahawks and Broncos also strongly pursued Julius Thomas.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

AEG Abandons Pursuit Of Downtown Los Angeles Stadium
AEG invested at least $50 million and five years in their efforts to build a stadium.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno, Tim Logan/Los Angeles Times

Maurice Jones-Drew Retires From NFL
Maurice Jones-Drew, 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, completed his career with 8,167 rushing yards.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Raiders To Host Visit For Ndamukong Suh
The Raiders will have Ndamukong Suh in for a visit next week.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Raiders, Chargers Working Together On Stadium In Carson (Photo)
The Chargers and Raiders will continue to seek public subsidies for new stadiums in their home markets, but they are developing a detailed proposal for a privately financed Los Angeles venue.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Julius Thomas' Father Criticizes Manning, Elway
Greg Thomas said his son could return to Denver next season as a member of the Raiders.

Brandon Spano/BSNSports

Derek Carr Excited To Run No-Huddle Offense In 2015
Derek Carr is excited to run more no-huddle offense in 2015 under Bill Musgrave.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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