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Could the Raiders be heading to San Antonio?

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This is a very turbulent time for the Oakland Raiders.

Since their move to Los Angeles fell through and the NFL owners voted to let St Louis move instead, the Raiders don't seem to fit in anywhere.

A new home

The Raiders may have alienated their own fans and they have also potentially lost their home stadium by trying to force a move to LA.


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It's not completely hopeless for the Raiders however with former Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs pitching an interesting offer to them.

McCombs has extended his hand to the franchise and said that the city of San Antonio, Texas would welcome them with open arms.

Already home to the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, the Raiders would be the third Texas based franchise were they to take this move.

McCombs indicated that he would be happy to invest in the team if they did move and mentioned that he was recently talking to Raiders owner Mark Davis.

The idea may not be as far-fetched as it sounds given that Davis is himself a Texas native and he also reportedly owns land in San Antonio which could be used for a stadium.

The Raiders would need league approval if they were to move to San Antonio but McCombs wouldn't expect that to be a problem.

The future of the Raiders organisation is currently up in the air but as one of the now rising teams in the NFL, they could become a very hot commodity.

Teams in Limbo

McCombs may be extending his hand to the Raiders and trying to force a move to San Antonio, but their LA dreams may not be over just yet.

The Rams have been given approval to move to California but the San Diego Chargers have the first option to join them.

Should the Chargers pass up that chance, they would open the door for the Raiders to step in and make their return to LA.

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