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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, ...

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, 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 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 reveal L.A. plan SAN DIEGO -- 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. In a joint statement, the Chargers and Raiders said they have been working for many years in their home markets to find stadium ...

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.

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.

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.

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.


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Raiders QB Russell in Good Shape

First came a report that Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell had ballooned to 320 pounds. Then another, and another, until it almost became an accepted fact.

Never mind that none of the reports attributed Russell's alleged 50-pound gain to Russell, his agent, a family member or anyone from the Raiders. Or, that none of the stories was accompanied by a photo as evidence.

At this rate, it wouldn't be long before someone had Russell converting to guard or defensive tackle.

Not to worry, though. Russell still is the Raiders' quarterback, and he isn't lining up in a three-point stance. That much crystalized when Russell performed in front of the Bay Area media at one of the team's off-season workouts Thursday.

"Right now, I'm 269," Russell, 6-foot-6, said after practice. "I was never, ever even close to 300 pounds."

Russell is 14 pounds heavier than his listed weight last season but only a few above what he intends to weigh this season, he said.

"I still have some more weight to lose, probably five, six more pounds," Russell said. "But I'm OK."

That's welcome news to the Raiders, because Russell is viewed as vital to the team's success.

Russell has spent more time at the team's facility this off-season than any other player, Coach Lane Kiffin said. The dedication and work have been apparent in Russell's play.

"It shows his commitment to the team and to the players," Kiffin said of Russell's off-season preparation.

"They see that. They notice his body being different. He has great energy about himself and he looks really good. He's moving around great and making plays on the run. I know it just creates a good feeling around the locker room as well."

The prevailing sentiment in the locker room last year was, "Is JaMarcus ever going to show up?"

Russell missed training camp and the first week of the season because of protracted contract negotiations. By the time he signed, there wasn't much spare time for the coaches to bring him up to speed. Even then, there was no way for Russell to make up for the practices, meetings, exhibition games and bonding time he missed.

Russell seems determined to make people forget about his rookie season.

"I've been here over the off-season just trying to better myself," he said. "I missed a lot of time last year. I'm just here to show my teammates that it was a business thing before and now I'm here with you guys. From this time to last year, 100 percent better. I feel a lot better and am able to move a lot better."

Wide receiver Javon Walker has played on teams that featured strong-armed quarterbacks Brett Favre in Green Bay and Jay Cutler in Denver . Therefore, Russell's fastball hasn't caught him off-guard.

"I've been fortunate enough in my career to play with a quarterback who had a strong arm, and that's something I developed (a skill for), catching a fastball," Walker said. "He's one of those guys that have that fastball. The more and more we work together, the better that we're going to be."

So, now we know that Russell hasn't been a regular at the Bob's Big Boy buffet line. Yet, that hasn't stopped Kiffin from calling Russell "Big Boy" in reference to the stories about his weight.

"It's all fun and jokes," Russell said, "just a reason to get myself better and just keep myself in shape."

• Defensive end Derrick Burgess, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, running back LaMont Jordan, left guard Robert Gallery , kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler were among the players absent. Gallery just got married. Asomugha has not signed his one-year tender as the team's franchise player and is prohibited from attending practice.

• Receiver Ronald Curry had foot surgery two weeks ago and did not practice. He is expected back in two weeks or so, Kiffin said.

• Free safety Stuart Schweigert tweaked his leg and missed practice.

• Fred Wakefield is working out on the defensive line. He played tight end last year in training camp before sustaining a season-ending knee injury.

• Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly watched practice, but he won't be healthy enough to return from the knee injury he sustained last season until training camp, Kiffin said.

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