Vote On Raiders’ Vegas Move May Be Next Week – A vote on whether to allow the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas could occur at next week’s NFL meetings, two team owners told ESPN. The NFL meetings begin Sunday in Phoenix and run through March 29. One owner, who wished to remain anonymous, told ESPN’s Dan Graziano that a vote next week is “more probable than not.” The team needs 24 of 32 votes to win approval to move. A vote could be taken, contingent on the Raiders securing a lease and fulfilling other obligations.
Seahawks, McDougald Agree to Deal – The Seattle Seahawks addressed their safety depth Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Bradley McDougald, according to sources. Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas suffered a season-ending broken leg injury in Week 13 of last season, and Seattle’s defense struggled without him, allowing 12 touchdowns with one interception. Thomas is on track to be ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season, but McDougald provides the Seahawks with some much needed insurance.
NFL Mulling Ejections, Bans For ‘Dangerous Hits’ – Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday night that the NFL’s competition committee is “exploring ways” to make “dangerous hits” result in immediate ejections, and possibly suspensions. Vincent, the NFL’s vice president of football operations, commented on the committee’s plans Tuesday night. The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the committee could suggest automatic suspensions for “egregious” hits at next week’s NFL owners meetings in Phoenix.