Oakland Raiders Relocation: Latest Rumors and Buzz on Potential Move

With a lease for O.co Coliseum expiring after the 2014 NFL season, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is looking elsewhere in the event that the franchise has to relocate.

According to Davis' own comments from Friday, the Raiders could find a new home in San Antonio, based on progress made from a recent meeting.

"The meeting went great," said Davis after meeting with City of San Antonio officials, per Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com. "They let us know what assets San Antonio has to offer."

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole came forward Friday with some inside information:

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com weighed in on the development on Sunday:

The most important asset could be leverage. Flirting with San Antonio may enhance the team's chances of getting a new venue in Oakland. Few regard San Antonio as a viable candidate to bring the Raiders to town. Former Raiders president Amy Trask expressed significant doubt about the possibility on CBS Sports Network earlier today.

Bair's report also contains testimony from Davis that his first priority is to keep the Raiders in Oakland. Should that be the case, there is some validity to the argument that San Antonio isn't the most viable destination.  

Whatever the case may be, the Raiders are a celebrated, major sports franchise with nowhere to go but up following an 0-8 start to this year. There is plenty of upside for cities to court Davis and Co. to catch the team on the upswing—even if Davis ultimately plans to stay put.

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