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NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Mexico City, Buccaneers, & Colts

Los Angeles

Jason La Canfora reports that Disney CEO Bob Iger, who is now the chairman of the Chargers’ and Raiders’ project to build a stadium in Carson, will have an opportunity to purchase a minority share of either franchise once his contract with Disney is up.

However, this would require the Carson project to get the necessary votes from NFL owners (24 is the required number of votes) and start the building process. Sources have told La Canfora that with Iger joining the project this late, he must have a strong sense that there is adequate support for the project.

Interestingly enough, La Canfora mentions that the longer the process is delayed, the more there’s a chance that any team relocating to Los Angeles may not happen until 2017.

According to La Canfora, the Carson project has several key owners in their corner.

Mexico City

  • Jason La Canfora reports the NFL contingent sent to Mexico City last week came back with “overwhelmingly positive” reports about the prospects of hosting a game there in 2016.
  • According to La Canfora, there are multiple teams willing to give up a home game to play in Mexico City.
  • One team considered a favorite right now is the Raiders, who happen to be one of the most popular teams in Mexico.

Buccaneers

Jason La Canfora reports that Buccaneers rookie QB Jamies Winston returned to Florida State during the team’s bye week to help his alma mater prepare for their game against Louisville.

He was literally coaching guys up through the entire game and charting plays and being incredibly helpful,” one FSU staffer told La Canfora. “It was really kind of unbelievable but that’s who this kid is. He really wants to be good.”

Colts

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh quickly shot down any possibility of him having interest in the Colts’ head coaching position, should it be available after the season.

Stop,” Harbaugh said, via Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com. “Just stop yourself. No comment.