Report: Raiders To Discuss Lease Extension With O.Co Coliseum

With San Diego presently occupied by the Chargers, Raiders’ owner Mark Davis is taking steps toward a humble return to Oakland. “The Raiders and ourselves have agreed to sit down and have discussions about a lease extension,” Scott McKibben, who is executive director of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority, told the Contra Costa Times on Thursday.

While Davis has been linked to San Antonio and San Diego, he still has an outside chance at joining the Rams in Los Angeles. If the Chargers move slowly to make a decision on Los Angeles (they have up to a year), it’s likely, if not unavoidable, that the Raiders will spend another year negotiating and weighing options – as tenants in the Coliseum.

The question going forward is whether or not the Raiders want to be in Oakland. They’ve already made the case that Oakland is no longer a viable NFL market and Davis has barely engaged with Oakland and Alameda County politicians.

Is it too late for the Raiders and Oakland to make nice?

That’s something they’ll probably be forced to decide while locked in a room together for another year.

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