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NFL Notes: Chargers, Raiders, Cardinals, Jets & Vikings

Chargers & Raiders

  • Peter King of reports that the NFL office “desperately wants to do something to prevent what looks like a near-fait accompli—the Raiders moving to Vegas and the Chargers moving to be the second team in Los Angeles.”
  • King mentions that the Chargers in L.A. will end up being the same situation as the Clippers. Beyond that, King says that the NFL is
  • Beyond that, King says that the NFL is equally concerned about the Raiders leaving northern California for a few reasons including: 1) The Raiders won’t come close to duplicating the fervor of Oakland in transient Vegas, 2) The NFL knows how valuable their market is and they want to keep a second team in the Bay Area.
  • King adds that the NFL probably can’t keep the Raiders in their current market unless Mark Davis is willing to take on a partner, which he’s shown no signs of wanting to do.
  • In the end, King believes it will be a disaster if the Chargers move to L.A. where he’s skeptical they would even support a second team. King also mentions that putting a team in Las Vegas where the economy is based so heavily on tourism could be another terrible situation.


  • Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald told reporters after Sunday’s game that his knee was sore and he’s scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.
  • Kent Somers mentions that Fitzgerald’s injury appears to be an MCL sprain.


Jets HC Todd Bowles wouldn’t commit to a starting quarterback following Sunday’s game and instead mentioned that he plans to go with whoever gives them the best shot of winning a game.

“We’ll evaluate that next week as we go forward,” Bowles said, via Pro Football Talk. “We have a bye week to evaluate it and I’ll see how Fitz feels. We’ll watch the film on Bryce and make a determination middle of next week. … I’m trying to play the best player right now and win ball games. If it’s Bryce, it’s Bryce. If it’s Fitz, it’s Fitz.”


  • Vikings G Alex Boone told OL coach Tony Sparano after Sunday’s game that he’s willing to move to left tackle if they want him to following the Achilles injury sustained by LT Jake Long. (Ben Goessling)

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