Let’s round up today’s items from out of the Bay Area on the 49ers and Raiders….
- 49ers tight end Vernon Davis says he’s “not stressing” over his holdout, and hopes to see the arbitrator rule in Jimmy Graham‘s favor on his positional designation hearing, tweets D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Of course, as we noted earlier this week, the Graham decision may not have any real bearing on Davis’ situation, since the Niners tight end didn’t line up as a receiver nearly as often.
- Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com takes an in-depth look at which 53 players he expects to enter the regular season on the 49ers‘ roster, running through the squad position by position.
- A deal that will keep baseball’s Athletics playing at the Coliseum in Oakland is not yet official, but has been agreed upon, and is now subject to the approval by the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, which is scheduled to vote on the pending extension Friday, according to MLB.com’s Jane Lee. As Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk observes, that’s not great news for the Raiders, who want their own stadium, and won’t be able to build a new one in the current location if the A’s have the inside track on that spot. Florio suggests that we shouldn’t be shocked if owner Mark Davis “finally commences the launch sequence” to potentially move the Raiders to another city.