Report: Goodell calls St. Louis, S.D., Oakland stadium plans 'inadequate'

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly determined that Oakland, San Diego and St. Louis didn't put forth feasible stadium plans to retain their respective teams.

Just days before NFL owners meet in Houston to determine the fates of relocation efforts involving the Raiders, Chargers and Rams, Goodell sent out a 48-page report to every team in the league that labels the current stadiums in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego as "unsatisfactory and inadequate," according to the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, Goodell reportedly concluded that the cities' proposed stadium plans aren't feasible, writing that each city had "ample opportunity but did not develop their proposals sufficiently to ensure the retention of its NFL team."

Oakland hasn't formally filed a stadium proposal, San Diego's stadium plan relies on a public vote and St. Louis' proposal requires too much financial support from the league, according to Goodell.  

The Raiders, Chargers and Rams filed for relocation Monday. In his report, Goodell did not recommend which team(s) should move to the L.A. area. Instead, teams will use Goodell's findings to help them reach a decision on the matter.

That's just the latest development in the NFL's relocation saga. Earlier on Saturday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on a potential Rams-Chargers partnership, which further complicates the picture.

NFL owners are scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday. A minimum of 24 owners must approve a team's relocation bid.

Houston might be out of the playoffs, but it'll still be the location of some significant NFL drama next week. 

Ahead of the owner meetings, Roger Goodell reportedly sent a 48-page report to every team. (USATSI)
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Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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