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Mark Davis: Oakland Raiders thinking about L.A.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Oakland Raiders' stadium situation has threatened to come to a head for years. Owner Mark Davis believes the issue is entering a crucial juncture, and he can't help but think about his options to the south.

"We're not done in Oakland. We're trying really hard, and we'll see how that goes," Davis said Sunday at the outset of the NFL Annual Meeting, via CSNBayArea.com. "But Los Angeles is something that I've definitely thought about and haven't pursued. There are other places as well. Until we can find out if Oakland is real, then I'm still staying in Oakland. If we can get something done in Oakland, I will stay in Oakland."

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While Davis was clear to say multiple times that the team wants to stay in Oakland, he believes the team would be popular if it moved to Southern California.

"I know that we would be well embraced down there," Davis said. "There's no question about that."

The San Francisco 49ers have found their new stadium solution in Santa Clara, and they will host a Super Bowl in 2016. Davis, meanwhile, is pushing for a deal this year. He's starting to apply more public pressure.

"(Oakland mayor Jean Quan) stated publicly that she wanted to have a deal done by the end of last football season," Davis said. "That came and went. Now she's talking about this summer. We'll see how that goes, but we're trying. We're really trying.

"What we've done is sign a one-year extension to our lease and we'll play (at the Oakland Coliseum) this season. At the end of this season, we have to determine what's going to happen."

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