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Its been speculated that the NFL owners want the league to expand to London with a full time team sooner than later.

Now the players are getting into the act. 

In an interview with Sky Sports, Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew talked about how he'd love to see a team based in London. 

" I think the fans deserve it and London deserves it because it is a great city," he said. 

“My only worry is the toll it would take for a team to go back and forth and how would you get that done?"

A record six NFL team will go back and forth for a week this season, as the NFL International series has expanded to three contests this year.

MJD is a London veteran

Jones-Drew has some experience with the series, having made the trip last season with the Jaguars, playing in a 42-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

He'll head back to Wembley Stadium this season, albeit with the other team from the Bay Area, to take on the Miami Dolphins in week four, on September 28.

The home stadium might not be what you think

The NFL first played a game in London in the 1986 pre-season, sending the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys to the original Wembley, and nearly 30 years later the league is playing meaningful games at the stadium's successor.

The two Wembley Stadiums have been the site of all NFL games played in the UK, but if the league were to make a full time move to London, the likely landing spot could be the Olympic Stadium.

The league and ownership are thinking it may be easier to fill the 54,000-seater than Wembley, which can seat 86,000 for a football game.

The expectation would be that the revenue would be made up through concessions and merchandising, with the thought being the fan base for the London based team would be greater than the one city approach used in the U.S., because they'd be the only team on the continent.

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