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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...

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Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plans The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plan (+video) The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Raiders, Chargers announce joint venture for possible Los Angeles-area stadium CARSON, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Eric Allen
 Eric Allen

Oakland Raiders
Cornerback #21
College: Arizona State Rookie Yr: 1988
Ht., Wt.: 5'10", 190
Contract Status: Inactive
NFL Exp.: 15
Born: November 22, 1965 in San Diego, CA

Allen broke into the NFL in 1988 with the Philadelphia Eagles and was an immediate starter, posting five interceptions in 16 games. In 1993 he returned four interceptions for touchdowns, including one for 94 yards.

Allen played in Philadelphia for seven years, spent three seasons in New Orleans, and the last four years in Oakland.

Eric Allen, the six time Pro Bowler who got to his 14th pro season was the oldest Raiders player at age 36. Starting opposite Charles Woodson in the defensive backfield, he was unquestionably the leader of the Oakland Raiders defense. Allen who was a standout player for the Philadelphia Eagles for 7 seasons and the New Orleans Saints for 3 is the only NFL player to run back three interceptions for scores in two seasons. He also did it in 1993 when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. Thru the 2001 season Allen played in 214 of a possible 217 games. He's had 54 interceptions for a total of 826 return yards and 9 touchdowns.

He has had an interception in five of the last six games as the Raiders (13-4) head into the AFC title game against the Baltimore Ravens (14-4). "We've got a great veteran player here in Eric Allen, a guy that's backed it up for a decade. A guy that's been outstanding for us down the stretch," Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said.

When Allen blew out his knee during the 1999 season it looked to be the sad end to a great career. The odds were stacked against him. Allen was 33. And he played a position that is unforgiving to players who lose a step. "It came down to if I wanted to play or not. That was the question," Allen said. "It wasn't a matter whether anyone else believed in me." Allen wanted to play. After a year getting back into his groove, Allen had a stellar 2001 season, with seven interceptions -- including a team-record three for touchdowns.

His teammates honored him with the first annual Eric Turner award for the Raiders' most outstanding defensive player. The award was created in the memory of the Oakland free safety who died in the offseason of stomach cancer.

When Allen started the rather painful rehabilitation process, even though his future was uncertain, "There were a couple of instances in rehab when I thought about quitting" he said. "But maybe five or six months into it, I thought maybe I'd be able to come back." His children played an important role in his decision. "I have two little boys, Austin and Hunter, who wouldn't let me quit," he said. Allen didn't quit and he hasn't lost a step. Even if he had, it wouldn't matter. He's not that kind of cornerback, he said. "I never really based my playing on speed alone," he said. "I'm more of a studier, if you are in the right place at the right time, it doesn't really matter how fast you run."

Allen, at 36, decided to retire after 14 seasons in the NFL to pursue broadcasting opportunities. He is currently a NFL analyst for ESPN.

Over his career, Allen has been credited with 791 tackles, 54 interceptions and three sacks.

Some of his accomplishments are:

  • Six time Pro Bowler
  • 14 pro NFL seasons
  • Only NFL player to run back three interceptions for scores in two seasons
  • Has played in 214 of a possible 217 games
  • Honored with the first annual Eric Turner award for the Raiders' most outstanding defensive player

 





 

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