The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee will meet again next Thursday to discuss potential funding for a Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, reports Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News (Twitter link). A $1.4 billion domed stadium has already been proposed, and one NFL owner said last week that the chances of the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas could be anywhere from 50 percent to 75 percent.
More from around the league:
- Second-year Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi is the front-runner to receive the lion’s share of carries this season, head coach Adam Gase told WQAM-560 on Thursday (via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel). In regards to Miami’s other backs – including third-round rookie Kenyan Drake, who hasn’t practiced with the team yet – Gase said, “The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up with him, but obviously he’s kind of separated himself from that group as far as the consistency of what he does day in and day out.” The 228-pound Ajayi didn’t get a ton of action as a fifth-round rookie last season, totaling 187 yards and a touchdown on 49 carries. However, the departure of Lamar Miller and Miami’s inability to reel in an established back via free agency combined to open the door for Ajayi.
- The Cowboys are aiming to host the 2018 draft, reports Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. If the Cowboys’ bid wins, the event will be held at either AT&T Stadium or the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, a $1.5 billion facility scheduled to open in August. Chicago has hosted the previous two drafts, while Philadelphia is likely to land next year’s.
- The Pro Bowl will relocate from Hawaii next year, according to Bloomberg News’ Scott Soshnick, who tweets that Orlando will host the next edition of the game. Its previous city, Honolulu, remained in the running, and both Houston and Sydney showed interest, per Soshnick.
- Power agent Tom Condon has signed a six-year contract extension with CAA, Rand Getlin of NFL.com tweets.
Zach Links contributed to this post.