Raiders set to relocate to Sin City

The Oakland Raiders are officially moving to Las Vegas. And I just don't think everything was done to try and stay in Oakland.

On Monday, the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas became official after an overwhelming vote of 31-to-1 by NFL Owners at the League's Annual Meetings.

As it is now constructed, the Raiders could be here for as little as one year (most likely two years), or they can possibly be here for as long as 2019. When they were approved for relocation to Nashville in May 1996, the plan was for them to play the 1996 and 1997 seasons in Houston before making the move. Foster also had 124 combined tackles, one sack, and three defended passes.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has avoided describing the Raiders as a "lame duck" team, but the club is expected to play in Oakland next year and 2018 to fulfill consecutive two one-year leases at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

But Green has shown support for the Raiders in the past by attending some of their games and the move has him flabbergasted.

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But it doesn't sound as if some in Oakland would want the Raiders to stick around another season.

The jury's out on how well this long goodbye will play with the team's Bay Area fan base.

But a letter to Schaaf last week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland mayor the city's proposal had too many unknowns in it. They have options for two more years in Oakland, and owner Mark Davis said playing in their current home in 2019 remains a possibility.

Monday, she asked owners to delay the vote, wanting to give her city a chance to negotiate with a small group of owners to complete a stadium deal at the Coliseum site.

"My father always said, 'the greatness of the Raiders is in its future, ' and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness", Davis said. Yesterday City Council President Larry Reid was consulting lawyers to see if they could immediately kick the raiders out of the Coliseum.

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