Raiders Notes: Wisniewski, Davis, Stadium

A quick look at the Raiders..

  • Not only are the Raiders letting standout center Stefen Wisniewski test the free agent market, but Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle (on Twitter) hears that he’s not coming back. Oakland will now look for a new center to replace the 26-year-old. PFR’s Luke Adams suggested earlier this offseason that Wisniewski could land a deal worth between $5-7MM annually.
  • Raiders owner Mark Davis sat down with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News for a lengthy, wide-ranging chat. Davis explained that he and Chargers owner Dean Spanos started talking about getting together on the Carson project six weeks ago. Davis is familiar with the site from past suggestions and added that it’s a 50-50 proposal. He also disclosed that he has met with Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff “a couple times” recently to discuss a possible shared space in Oakland, though it’d be a tough thing to pull off logistically.
  • In a widely expected move, the Joint Powers Authority approved a short-term lease renewal for the Raiders to remain as tenants at the Oakland Coliseum, as the staff at writes. The lease will keep the Raiders as tenants through the 2015/16 season. The team will pay $400K in December 2015 with an additional fee for use of the training facility in Alameda.
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