Vegas, baby, VegasThe Oakland Raiders filed relocation paperwork to move to Las Vegas on Thursday, setting in motion the process to become the third NFL team since January 2016 to change markets.”Today, the Oakland Raiders submitted an application to relocate their franchise to Las Vegas, as is provided for under the NFL Policy and Procedures for Proposed Franchise Relocations,” the league said in a statement.The proposal comes one week after the Chargers announced their decision to relocate from San Diego to Los Angeles, one year removed from the Rams moving to L.A. from St. Louis.The Raiders had until Feb. 24 to file relocation papers. NFL owners are expected to vote on the proposal at the annual league meeting in March.Should the vote pass, the Raiders are expected to play at least two more seasons in Oakland while a new stadium is built in Las Vegas, which is also adding an NHL franchise.Luck out for offseasonIndianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck underwent surgery on his right shoulder to repair a two-year old injury.Team owner Jim Irsay announced the news via Twitter. He said Luck would be ready for the start of the 2017 regular season.Jets owner gets ambassador nodPresident-elect Donald Trump said that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be named the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.Johnson might possibly retain ownership of the Jets while he serves as ambassador, but multiple media outlets reported that the day-to-day operation of the club will shift to his younger brother, Christopher Wold Johnson. Jets president Neil Glat may also have a hand in running the franchise.AP names three spots he’d playSeven-time Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson revealed three teams he would consider in free agency should he not return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.Peterson, 31, admitted on ESPN’s “First Take” that he’d like to suit up for the Vikings in 2017, but would join the New York Giants, Houston Texans or Tampa Bay Buccaneers if a deal isn’t worked out.Seahawks could lose early pickThe Seattle Seahawks may lose their second-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft as a result of their failure to disclose a knee injury to Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported, citing league sources.Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed during Monday’s interview on 710 ESPN Radio that Sherman was being plagued by an MCL injury for the second half of the season.
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