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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 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.

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.

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.

Raiders and Chargers Present Joint Stadium Plan The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are thinking about moving out of their cities since they haven't gotten a new stadium. They've proposed a 1.7 billion dollar stadium in Carson which the two teams would share in the Los Angeles market. Thursday both teams announced a possible joint stadium in Carson and already city leaders and community members are waiting for them with open arms ...

Money the issue with keeping Raiders in Oakland While Oakland and Alameda County leaders say they are open to improving infrastructure at the Coliseum site, they are adamant that they will not subsidize a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders.


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Raiders' Michael Bush is Ready to Play

Pity the defender who crosses paths with Raiders running back Michael Bush for the first time. Bush is a load at 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds, with a ball in his hands and the goal line in sight.

He's also ready to show what he can do after returning from leg surgery.

"I've been telling people that my season starts the first preseason game," Bush said Saturday, in reference to the Raiders' exhibition against the 49ers on Aug. 8.

Little has gone as expected for Bush the past two years. He last played in Louisville 's season opener against Kentucky in 2006. He suffered a broken right leg and missed the rest of the season.

The injury required a second operation just before the 2007 NFL draft. Bush fell from a projected first-round prospect to the fourth round. The Raiders, loaded with running backs, kept Bush out of practice for most of last season; he didn't play in any games.

There was no reason to risk another setback when veterans LaMont Jordan, Dominic Rhodes and Justin Fargas were on the roster. They wanted to bring him along slowly for this season.

A breakout season by Fargas coupled with the Raiders' selection of running back Darren McFadden with the fourth overall pick last month scuttled the plan.

"At first, I was like, why do we need another back?" Bush said Saturday during a news conference.

Bush decided to make the best of it.

"I just want to get on the field and just play," he said.

"Special teams, I'm all down for anything, just being on the field and getting the atmosphere. I'm just ready."

Bush now runs at full speed, makes sharp cuts, catches the ball in traffic and blends in seamlessly. But can he prove to be more valuable than Fargas and McFadden?

Fargas rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season and received a sizable new contract. McFadden is on the verge of receiving a contract worth at least $20 million guaranteed over five years.

None of that affects Coach Lane Kiffin's decision-making.

"We'll open the competition up," Kiffin said, "and who knows? Michael Bush may be the best of the three."

Running backs coach Tom Rathman added, "Our philosophy is, it doesn't matter what you've done in the past."

If you believe the coaches, Fargas' 1,009 yards rushing, McFadden's high-profile status, Jordan 's fall from grace - he probably will be cut before the season - and Bush's past struggles mean little.

"We have a standard here of the play that we want to present as a group of running backs, and we're going to hold everybody that suits up and steps out on that field to those standards," Rathman said. "When you're not able to get it done to those standards, we're going to go to the next guy. Somebody's going to perform for us, and it's going to be at a high level."

Fargas and McFadden are expected to split the bulk of the carries, with Fargas the primary ball carrier. Bush probably will play in short-yardage situations.

• The Raiders' three-day mini-camp ends today. Rookies such as McFadden won't be back until May 20. Veterans are expected in early next week for more off-season workouts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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