L.A. Raiders, the sequel?
Mark Davis, son of the late Al Davis and the new owner of the Oakland Raiders, said that a move back to Los Angeles is very much on the table for the franchise, if it cannot get some sort of new stadium in the Bay Area.
Davis made the statement at the news conference introducing new GM Reggie McKenzie that he has already had some conversations with groups that are working toward constructing a stadium in Los Angeles and finding an NFL tenant.
"The timetable is yesterday. So that's where it is. We've got to get a stadium. We've got to get that done," Davis said Tuesday via the Los Angeles Times. "It's such a competitive business. It really is competitive. We can't compete for a lot of the players that other teams can, at times."
The Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982-94 before relocating to Oakland. Davis says he prefers to keep the team in the Bay Area, but has to keep his options open.
There has talk of the Raiders and San Francisco 49ers sharing a new stadium like the New York Giants and Jets, but that has yet to expand beyond the talking stage.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com