Almost immediately after the San Diego Chargers released a video explaining why the organization has filed for relocation to Los Angeles, the NFL has announced that two more expected teams have also filed the paperwork.
Both the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders have filed for relocation to LA before the official vote on the matter later this month.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2016
For these two organizations, it would mark a return to the city where they each played in the early 90s. Of course, with three teams vying for a spot in LA, it’s expected that at least one team will be left out. The city, if the applications are approved by ownership, will likely get two teams as opposed to just one.
The Rams made the announcement on their statement in something short and “sweet”.
“The St. Louis Rams informed the National Football League today that the Rams propose to relocate to the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The relocation would be effective for the 2016 NFL League Year,” the statement read.
The Raiders hadn’t released a statement as of writing.
Should Los Angeles get a team, or two, realignment may not be necessary. One has to wonder, though, if it’s the Raiders and Chargers moving to LA, if the league will want to division members in the same stadium. That’s something that will be sorted out later on, obviously.
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