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[March 27, 2017]  March 26 (The Sports Xchange) - The City of Oakland's 11th-hour stadium plan appears to be too little, too late for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's liking.

Goodell responded to the stadium proposal ahead of this week's annual league meeting in Phoenix, sending a letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf saying that he believes the city has yet to find "a viable solution" to keeping the Raiders there.

The City of Oakland and its partners earlier submitted a revised financing plan for a $1.3 billion mixed-use stadium project on the site of the current home of the Raiders, who have called Oakland home for 45 of their 58 seasons, including the past 22.

"The material that we reviewed earlier today ... confirms that key issues that we have identified as threshold considerations are simply not resolvable in a reasonable time," the commissioner said in the letter obtained by ESPN and other media outlets.

"In that respect, the information sent today does not present a proposal that is clear and specific, actionable in a reasonable time frame and free of major contingencies."

Raiders owner Mark Davis is said to have "great support" to move the franchise from Oakland to Las Vegas after several years of failed contract talks with the city.

A vote could be held during the NFL meetings on Monday or Tuesday, with Davis needing 24 votes of 32 franchise owners to begin finalizing relocation to Las Vegas.

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Almost three weeks after the Cleveland Browns acquired Brock Osweiler in a surprise trade with the Houston Texans, the quarterback remains in limbo.

All signs still point that Osweiler will either be traded or released before the 2017 season, but Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he is preparing for the upcoming NFL draft and season as if Osweiler is staying on his roster.

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The Browns, who were 1-15 last season, have the number one pick in the April 27-29 draft.

Jackson was asked by NFL Network's Steve Wyche in an interview that will air Monday if Osweiler was going to be a part of the Browns this year.

"He is," the coach said. "Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not."

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Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick underwent surgery on both of his wrists before going on injured reserve last season, according to multiple reports.

Riddick, 25, missed the final month of last season with a wrist injury. The surgery prompted his season-ending trip to the injured reserve, sources told the Detroit Free Press on Sunday.

Riddick had a large cast on his left wrist in January. He declined to say what the injury was or whether he had surgery on the wrist, according to ESPN.

Riddick played in 10 games last season for the Lions, starting eight, and rushed a career-high 92 times for a career-best 357 yards and a touchdown. He also had 53 catches for 371 yards and five touchdowns before his injuries. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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