Ronnie Lott is "optimistic" about keeping the Raiders in Oakland as he continues to talk to government and team officials about a way to keep the club from moving.
Lott and Rodney Peete have been talking to Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf and Raiders owner Mark Davis about how they can keep the club where it is as pressure mounts from a Las Vegas bid.
"I have a lot of respect for Mark," Lott said. "We have a great relationship. I think the city and county will find a way to get this done, and Mark and the Raiders can continue to be an important part of this community."
Lott's investment group has a contract that gives them 90 days to work out a deal for the Coliseum, which expires at the end of November.