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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, ...

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles 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.

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium 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.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.

Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.

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.


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Grove Named Starting Center for Raiders

Winning the competition for the starting job at center was the easy part as far as Jake Grove was concerned. The real obstacle was getting his right knee healthy.

Finally, almost three years after he first injured his knee, Grove is back at full strength. Tuesday, he learned from Raiders Coach Lane Kiffin that he also is back in the starting lineup.

Grove edged out John Wade on the strength of his consistent play in mini-camps, training camp and three exhibition games, Kiffin said.

"It was very close," Kiffin said. "Both guys played extremely well in preseason. (We) gave them both starts, gave them equal opportunities, and Jake — I wouldn't have guessed it when we signed (Wade) — ended up beating him out."

Grove never doubted his ability. It was a matter of finding out why his knee continued to bother him after his initial surgery. Ultimately, doctors pinned down the source of his discomfort and performed microfracture surgery after last season.

"This is the best it has felt since my rookie year," said Grove, a second-round draft pick in 2004.

Grove played through pain last season but never regained the confidence needed to play without fear of reinjuring his knee. Hence, Kiffin tabbed Jeremy Newberry as the starting center.

Grove is confident that his troubles are behind him. Perhaps that's why he proclaimed the starting job his the day he arrived at training camp.

"I knew after getting hurt, I couldn't come in and mess around," said Grove, who started 32 games his first three seasons but only two last season. "This was kind of make-or-break. That probably added a little extra motivation for me."

Kiffin said, "He's much stronger, quicker. He came out and took the job. He earned it. He didn't get it by default."

Wade, a 10-year veteran at center, will be taught the nuances of playing both guard spots so that he can serve as a primary backup at several positions.

"He's really smart," Kiffin said. "It won't be a real hard thing to do."

Outside linebacker Robert Thomas sustained a right-knee injury Tuesday and was taken to a hospital.

Thomas replaced Sam Williams as Oakland 's starting strong-side linebacker after four games last season. However, he lost the job to Ricky Brown in training camp and is hopeful of making the team as a backup and special-teams player.

The Raiders released kicker Aaron Elling and wide receiver Drisan James in reaching the league-mandated limit of 75 players. The Raiders, who play their final exhibition game Friday at Seattle , have until Saturday afternoon to pare the roster to 53.

Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) returned to practice and kicked well, Kiffin said. "Unless there's a setback, he'll kick for us in the game," the coach added.

Punter Shane Lechler (quadriceps), cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) and safety Rashad Baker (ankle) missed practice and won't play Friday, Kiffin said. Receiver Javon Walker was excused from practice because of a personal matter.

Kiffin clarified the role of running back Michael Bush, one day after Bush worked out at fullback. "Michael Bush isn't here to be a fullback," Kiffin said. "Michael Bush has a chance to be a spectacular tailback in this league and that's what he's here to play." Even so, Kiffin added, there are some situations where Bush will be used in a capacity similar to that of a fullback.

 

 

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