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NFL owners meet in New York to talk about possible Raiders move

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 19:59:59-05

NFL owners met in New York on Wednesday to talk about the Raiders.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis addressed the other owners at the meeting but did not submit a formal relocation application.

Now that their season is over, the Raiders are free to submit the application at any time they choose.

Raiders must file for relocation with the NFL before Feb. 15.

At Wednesday's meeting, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney reportedly said Davis is looking at moving to Las Vegas even if he doesn't reach a deal with Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson.

Wednesday's meetings, which involved about half of the NFL's teams, were reportedly centered around the Raiders Las Vegas deal with one NFL executive calling it impressive.

Davis said he wants to relocate the Raiders to Las Vegas, though the move would have to be approved by at least 24 of the 32 NFL owners. The vote could happen as soon as March at a meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority is set to meet Thursday to continue working on plans for the $1.9 billion stadium project that would be built for the Raiders if they move to the city.