Extra Points: Amukamara, Chargers, LA, Steelers

A quick look around the NFL as we draw closer to Sunday’s Week 12 action. . .

  • From a business standpoint, it would make a lot more sense for the Chargers to head to Los Angeles than stay in San Diego, writes Dan McSwain of the San Diego Union-Tribune. If the Chargers get a new stadium in San Diego, which doesn’t appear likely, projections indicate it would boost the team’s revenue by $50MM per annum. Conversely, the yearly revenue increase accompanying a new stadium in LA could be anywhere from $300MM to $500MM. Thus, the league’s relocation fee of $500MM to $600MM doesn’t look as if it should serve as much of a deterrent to either the Chargers or any other team eyeing LA.
  • Though Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara will be a free agent at season’s end, he’d like to stay where he is. “This is the organization that took a chance on me,” he told Steve Serby of the New York Post. “It’s a first-class organization.” Amukamara, who has missed 25 of 74 regular-season games since he was a first-round pick in 2011, added that he doesn’t “think the Giants would ever have to worry about the corner position again if I could stay on the field.”
  • Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams has had a disappointing career since the team used a second-round selection on him in 2012, appearing in only 41 games (20 starts). Adams – who won’t play at all this year because of a back injury – will be a free agent after the season, but he might end up remaining with the Steelers, per Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. As Kaboly notes, the Steelers have just two tackles signed next season (Marcus Gilbert and Alejandro Villaneuva), so it’s possible they’ll bring back Adams as a depth player on a team-friendly deal.
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  1. Rory Parks

    It will be interesting to see what sort of deal Amukamara seeks in the offseason. Given his talent and what he’s shown when healthy, he’s in line for a nice payday, but perhaps not as much as he could get if not for the recent injury history. If he were to gamble on himself by returning on a one-year deal and manage to stay healthy for a full season, he could end up being paid like a top-five corner.

  2. Art Leider

    I believe the LA revenue numbers are grossly exaggerrated ..Would love to hear where the LA numbers come from. Srt

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