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NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Jets, Los Angeles, & Texans

Los Angeles

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Chargers may be the front-runner to make the move to Los Angeles, in the event only one team relocates to the second largest market in the U.S.

The thought here is that this would allow the Chargers to retain much of the San Diego fan base while expanding the team’s existing fan base in Los Angeles while also giving them long-term stadium solution.

As Florio mentions, moving the Rams not only leave St. Louis without an NFL team, but it appears as though the city may be ready to build them new stadium.

According to Florio, a poll of all owners right now likely would result in a majority decision that the Chargers. However, relocation requires a 75-percent supermajority of league owners.

The problem is that any team that relocates needs a 75-percent supermajority. Which leads back to the point made last night: This question is quickly becoming a matter of high-level league politics.

The Raiders at this point will need a business partner, Florio says, that will be able to maximize the opportunities in L.A. Another issue from the league’s perspective is the management of the Raiders.

Bears

  • Bears HC John Fox, when asked if he’d consider starting QB David Fales against the Raiders, said he’ll consider starting anyone on the 53-man roster. (Rich Campbell)

Browns

  • Browns QB Josh McCown‘s X-rays were negative Monday on his right hand, and he claims he “feels fine” and won’t miss practice despite it being a little swollen and having his ring finger wrapped. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • Browns HC Mike Pettine said the coaches are not considering starting QB Johnny Manziel. (Mary Kay Cabot)

Jets

  • Jets G Willie Colon suffered a sprained knee on Sunday and is likely out this week, and could even miss additional games. (Ian Rapoport)

Texans

  • Texans HC Bill O’Brien when asked about RB Arian Foster said: “I think we’re close“. (Aaron Wilson)