6:29pm: Rams players were told that they could receive word on Los Angeles tonight, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports tweets.
Meanwhile, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ plane is slated to leave Houston tonight and Ben Volin of The Boston Globe (on Twitter) wonders if that’s a sign that the L.A. decision will come down this evening.
5:21pm: In Houston, owners have cast their votes on two proposals: one which would green light the Chargers/Raiders plan in Carson, Calif. and the other pairing the Rams and another team in Inglewood, Calif. The first vote has not yielded the 24 votes needed for either proposal, as Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times tweets.
The Rams/TBD pitch came rather close to winning with 20 votes from owners. Meanwhile, a dozen owners voted in favor of the joint Chargers/Raiders plan. Now, the plans will – again – be put to a vote, with the hope that one of the proposals reaches the necessary 75% (32 votes).
On Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones got the necessary support for his Rams/team TBD proposal to be placed on the voting ballot. Meanwhile, a proposal that would only relocate the Rams to Inglewood was taken off the ballot. It appears that Jones has talked many of the league’s owners into a forced marriage between the Rams and Bolts. The Raiders, theoretically, could be that mystery team, but the Chargers have always been viewed as the stronger fit for L.A. than the Raiders. If the Inglewood plan wins out, the key parties involved will have to figure out how to bust up the paperwork binding the Raiders and Chargers together in a proposed L.A. move.