Mark Davis: Don't worry over Raiders L.A. move 'at this time'
Mark Davis says Raiders fans shouldn't worry about the team bolting to Los Angeles ... 'at this time.'
ORLANDO, FL -- As far as NFL teams go, the Raiders are a prime candidate for a move to Los Angeles. And while owner Mark Davis said fans don't have to worry about a move right now, he didn't do much to dispel the notion that the Raiders could bolt.
Asked at the 2014 NFL owners' meetings if fans should be worried, Davis paused for a few awkward moments and then did his best to put them at ease.
"No, not at this time," Davis said.
Again, this shouldn't exactly ease fans worries. After all, Davis said on Sunday that Los Angeles is something he's "definitely thought about."
“We’re not done in Oakland. We’re trying really hard, and we’ll see how that goes,” Davis told CSNBayArea.com. “But Los Angeles is something that I’ve definitely thought about and haven’t pursued. There are other places as well. Until we can find out if Oakland is real, then I’m still staying in Oakland. If we can get something done in Oakland, I will stay in Oakland."
In his comments on Monday, Davis definitely noted that anything is on the table for the future. Throughout the weekend -- and previously -- he's made it clear that if the Raiders can't work out a permanent deal in Oakland that L.A. isn't off the table.
With a lease that expires in 2015, it's certainly a plausible scenario.
The NFL obviously wants a team in one of America's biggest markets. And what the NFL wants, the NFL usually gets. The question now becomes whether or not that team will be Oakland.
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