It's a slow time in the NFL as the dead zone between the end of spring practices and the beginning of training camp is drawing closer. One of the big topic items around the league is the status of the Oakland Raiders. There's been real talk about them relocating to Las Vegas.
What happens with the Raiders might not interest Eagles fans, but it's worth noting Philadelphia team owner Jeffrey Lurie ultimately has a say in whether relocation happens or not. Lurie recently shared his feelings on the possibility of the Vegas Raiders in an interview with Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB.
"I’d be open to it," he said. "My only question is, is it a really good NFL market? I’m not totally worried about a lot of other things. I am more worried, is it a great market for the NFL? I don’t know enough about that. I never thought about it much before. It has to support 70,000 every weekend. It is not an NBA team, like say the Thunder, which does an incredible job of supporting their smaller market. We have got to make sure it really will support a team if a team goes there, but I am open to it."
Lurie hasn't been opposed to relocation in the past. He reportedly had a key part in assisting Rams owner Stan Kroenke move the team from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
It remains to be seen if the Raiders actually end up moving. For now, it's not out of the realm of possibility.