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Former Bolts QB Craig Whelihan loves football, officially - Kevin Acee (UT$)
He loved it as a boy in the Bay Area and playing in college at University of the Pacific, and when he started 14 games at quarterback for the Chargers from 1997-98, and through a couple years in the XFL and several more while moving town to town and team to team in the Arena Football League.

Owners have approached NFLPA about negotiating CBA extension - ESPN.com
Raiders owner Mark Davis has pledged $500 million toward the stadium, $200 million of which would come from an NFL loan. Before the Raiders can move to Las Vegas, however, the team must apply for relocation with the NFL and get a three-fourths majority vote by owners to allow the franchise to move.

Mark Davis: Raiders' Oakland plan unchanged even if Las Vegas deal OK'd - Paul Gutierrez
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is expected to sign the bill Monday, and Davis is expected to be in attendance in Las Vegas. Davis then will travel to Houston for the NFL fall meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday to give the league an update on the Raiders' stadium progress, as will the Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers.

Is conservative play-calling in fourth quarter holding back Chargers? - Eric Williams
"As a team you’re trying to do what you think gives you the best opportunity to win the game," McCoy said. "Like at the end there, we wanted to make sure they used all of their timeouts.

NFL Players Association lays out ground rules for potential CBA talks - ESPN.com
One reason, according to Graziano, is that the league has exhausted all of the stadium credits that were included in the current CBA. With the Raiders and Chargers seeking new stadiums, the owners would like to secure new credits to help fund construction for potential projects in San Diego for the Chargers and Oakland or possibly Las Vegas for the Raiders.