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NFL Notes: Tony Romo, Broncos, Lions, Raiders, Oakland

Tony Romo

  • On Friday, a report surfaced that while the Broncos haven’t ruled out the possibility of adding Tony Romo, sources have told him that it’s “Texans or retirement” for Romo this year. (NFLTR)
  • Troy Renck confirms that the Broncos “haven’t closed the door” on possibly pursuing Romo if the Cowboys release him at some point, but adds that Denver has “never made Romo a priority.”
  • If Romo was the Broncos’ No. 1 priority, Renck believes they would have already traded a late-round pick for him instead of waiting for him to be released.

Lions

Michael Rothstein of ESPN recently took a look at some of the best available free agents who could make sense for the Lions.

Raiders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a response letter to Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf expressing concerns that their latest proposal is not “clear and specific, actionable in a reasonable time frame, and free of major contingencies.”

“We have been prepared for nearly two years to work on finding a solution based on access to land at a certain cost, without constraints on the location of the stadium or timing of construction, and clarity on the overall development,” Goodell writes, via David Debolt of the East Bay Times.

However, at this date, there remains no certainty regarding how the site will be fully developed, or the specific and contractually-defined nature of the participation by Fortress or other parties. In addition, the long-term nature of the commitment to the A’s remains a significant complication and the resolution of that issue remains unknown.

“Despite all of these efforts, ours and yours, we have not yet identified a viable solution. It is disappointing to me and our clubs to have come to that conclusion.”