The Oakland Raiders have been viewed as “lagging” their efforts to keep the team in Oakland. The NFL is holding a meeting in October to stay up to date with the Los Angeles proposals, and the representatives of the Raiders are expected to not be invited.
According to a report with NBS Sports on Monday, the league will have a meeting in Chicago that will focus on what the newest updates are in putting a team in Los Angeles. However, the only representatives that are expected to show up, from the teams that are expected or rumored to relocate, are the St. Louis Rams and the San Diego Chargers. If the Raiders do get invited, it will be for them to report the little progress that has been made in Oakland.
As for St. Louis and San Diego, the LA Times reports that both cities have presented serious proposals to their respective teams. On the contrary, the Chargers and Rams are not impressed with what their cities presented to keep them.
The same can almost be said with the Oakland Raiders. Oakland has come up with a viable plan, but the City and County officials are not happy with it. There is also a disagreement with the Oakland A’s who currently share a stadium with the Raiders.
Unlike the Rams and the Chargers, the Raiders really want to stay in Oakland, but the city is not coming up with a good plan that has everyone involved agreeing to it. Until then, the Raiders have hinted at leaving Oakland if nothing is resolved. Now, the Chargers and Rams are really looking to move, despite having plans proposed to them. So, the Rams and Chargers are seen as the more viable teams to get the approval to represent LA. Still, the answer to that question, remains to be heard.
In the end, the Oakland Raiders have one year at the O.co Coliseum, as they leased the stadium for one more year. In the meantime, Oakland officials and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have another meeting later this year to keep discussing the Raiders’ possible future in Oakland.