Commitment To Vegas! Raiders Take Another Step To Move


We may have not just one, but two teams that will be relocating.  The Oakland Raiders have officially submitted an application to move to Las Vegas.

The NFL released this statement:

Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations. 

The application will be reviewed in the coming weeks by league staff and the Stadium and Finance Committees. The relocation of a franchise requires the affirmative vote of three-quarters of the NFL clubs (24 of 32).

It is unclear whether they will receive the amount of votes necessary to complete the move, as the NFL has always been worried about the gambling ties between having a team in a state with legalized sports gambling.

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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.