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NFL Notes: Los Angeles, Colts, Dolphins, Eagles, & Falcons

Los Angeles

  • Albert Breer reports that one absolute in regards to the Los Angeles situation is that Chargers C.E.O. Dean Spanos will have a stadium solution at the end of this, whether it’s in L.A. or San Diego.
  • Breer added that it’s highly unlikely there’ll be two teams in L.A. and the Chargers stay in San Diego. Instead, it’s either two L.A. teams, or one L.A. team and the Chargers remain in San Diego.
  • Breer says that should Inglewood be approved Wednesday, ground could be broken as soon as Thursday in large part due to Rams owner Stanley Kroenke‘s ability to start writing checks when needed.
  • Breer was also told that in regards to relocation guidelines, an argument could be that the Raiders’ market didn’t “fail” because Levi’s is in it.
  • Breer also points out that the Rams’ issue is that St. Louis has done more to keep its team than Oakland and San Diego have to keep their respective teams.
  • Some owners are wary of disregarding relocation guidelines because relocation requires a market “failed“, or risk antitrust implications, per Breer.
  • Breer notes Inglewood’s progress, Kroenke’s capital, along with support to get Spanos a solution as reasons that a Rams and Chargers joint stadium in L.A. makes the most sense.
  • Breer added that should the Raiders be left out, they’d be seen as a wild card that could go in a number of different directions.
  • Jason Cole reports that the L.A. subcommittee wants a vote in either January or February and want to get an exact date soon to allow the team’s a chance to succeed and be ready come the 2016 season.
  • Cole added this virtually guarantees that football will be played in L.A. in the 2016 season.
  • Kevin Acee reports that the NFL will set a date Wednesday for a special meeting in January, but won’t set a date for the relocation vote, which means it may or may not happen in January.

Colts

  • Colts QB Andrew Luck says he’s pain free throwing a “fair, intense amount” and is making progress. (Zak Keefer)

Dolphins

Eagles

Falcons

  • Falcons HC Dan Quinn says that RB Devonta Freeman has cleared concussion protocol and will practice fully Wednesday.