OAKLAND, Calif. – According to a report from NFL.com, the Raiders will file relocation papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, according to sources familiar with their thinking.
The Raiders would need 24 votes from the league's owners to formally make the move. That vote would come this spring.
The move would add a new city to the NFL's landscape.
The city of Oakland has made no progress to keep the team, sources told NFL.com. It has not come up with a stadium proposal that league or independent sources believe is credible. At this point, it is only a matter of time before they officially leave.
The decision comes on the heels of the San Diego Chargers' move to Los Angeles.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said "if the (Raiders) decide that they can't make it work in Oakland and they decide that they want to file for relocation, then their window is from when they get eliminated from the playoffs to Feb. 15." They will file before that window closes, NFL.com reported.