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The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas.
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Sisolak is part of an 11-member panel that was appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to study plans for a proposal backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson's company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., to build a domed stadium to lure the Raiders to town.
The proposed 65,000-seat domed stadium is expected to cost $1.9 billion, including $750 million in hotel tax revenue, $650 million from Adelson, and $500 million from the Raiders and the NFL. Any relocation to Las Vegas must be approved by three-fourths of NFL team owners.
The NFL confirmed the filing in a statement.
Should the Raiders be allowed to move to Nevada, it would be the third relocation approval in one year. The Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles last year and are building a $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood. The Chargers last week announced their relocation to LA and will be a tenant in that new stadium, scheduled to open in 2019.
Raiders owner Mark Davis committed to moving to Las Vegas when the stadium project was approved. The Nevada Legislature has backed the project.
Shanahan will have meeting with 49ers
Kyle Shanahan remains focused on helping the Falcons win their first Super Bowl championship.
No matter what happens, Atlanta's offensive coordinator appears certain to land his first head coaching job.
Shanahan said he plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to him landing the position. He is the only apparent candidate, and the 49ers are the lone team that hasn't hired a coach.
The son of former NFL coach Mike Shanahan interviewed with the 49ers when Atlanta had a bye week during the wild-card round.
Rams hire Phillips as defensive coordinator
Wade Phillips is the Los Angeles Rams' new defensive coordinator.
A week after 30-year-old head coach Sean McVay said the 69-year-old Phillips would be joining him on the West Coast, their partnership finally was made official by the Rams, who are rebuilding after finishing 4-12 in their 13th consecutive non-winning season.
Phillips begins his 40th NFL season as a coach with the Rams, the 10th franchise to employ him. He spent the past two years with the Broncos, coordinating the dominant defense that won the Super Bowl last season.
Around the league
Falcons All-Pro WR Julio Jones said a sprained toe won't keep him from playing in Sunday's NFC championship game. ... Packers WR Davante Adams missed a second day of practice with an ankle injury. ... Colts QB Andrew Luck had surgery on his right shoulder.
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