Oakland working to keep Raiders
Oakland, Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf announced that the city has reached a framework agreement with the Ronnie Lott investment group for a new stadium, with the hopes of keeping the Raiders.
The agreement does not include the Raiders, nor has Raiders owner Mark Davis agreed to stay in Oakland.
The agreement would need to be approved by the Board of Supervisors and Oakland City Council before the groups could move forward.
Davis reaffirmed to ESPN in October that he plans to play the next two seasons at the Oakland Coliseum even if the team gets the green light from the NFL to move to Las Vegas. Rams waive Hill: The Rams waived cornerback Troy Hill in the wake of his arrest last weekend after a freeway crash.
Hill, who is fourth on the team in tackles with 38, was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he rear-ended a truck in his Mercedes. His next court date is Dec. 14.
The Rams deactivated Hill for Sunday’s 14-10 loss to the Dolphins. Luck cautioned: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “absolutely” expects Andrew Luck to take the field for the Colts on Thursday night, but he cautions the star quarterback to be smart while in concussion protocol.
“The brain is nothing to mess with,” Roethlisberger told Indianapolis reporters on a conference call. “He is young and has a long career ahead.”
The Titans sacked Luck twice and hit him eight times in the Colts’ win Sunday, with defensive tackle Austin Johnson’s fourth-quarter hit likely forcing Luck into the concussion protocol. Adjei-Barimah banned: Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL policy on performing- enhancing drugs.
The second-year pro, who has primarily served as the Buccaneers’ nickel back this season, will be eligible to return to the active roster on Dec. 19, the day after the team visits the Cowboys. Extra points: Team doctors told Steelers DE Cam Heyward he’ll need six months of rehabilitation before he can return to football activities. Heyward tore his pectoral muscle Nov. 13 against the Cowboys and was placed on injured reserve Saturday. ... The Seahawks released G J’Marcus Webb after he was bypassed in favor of younger players along Seattle’s offensive line. Webb, who signed a two-year deal worth up to $5.75 million in the offseason, started the first three games but has played sparingly since then. ... The Lions waived WR Corey Fuller (Woodlawn) after practice. He had been activated earlier this month from the physically-unable-to-perform list, where he had been dealing with a foot injury. He didn’t play in a game this season after playing in 16 as with Detroit two years ago and 10 last year. Fuller had 14 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown two years ago in his first NFL season. He had just four catches for 76 yards last year.