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Raiders will play 2016 season in Oakland

Raiders will play 2016 season in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders announced an agreement in principle Thursday on a lease extension to play the 2016 season at the O.co Coliseum, though their long-term home remains uncertain.

The deal includes one-year options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

“We’ve got a football franchise that wants to be here,” Raiders owner Mark Davis told a news conference.

The lease needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council, the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, in addition to NFL owners.

But Davis still wants a new stadium. If the San Diego Chargers don’t exercise their option to join the Rams in Los...

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