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Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

It's been 19 years since an NFL team has called L.A. home. After the 1994 season, the Rams left for St. Louis and the Raiders went back to Oakland.

After nearly two decades, both teams' stadium leases are about to expire and they, along with other teams, are casting a longing eye back to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the city of L.A. and entertainment giant AEG push forward with plans for Farmers Field.

However, according to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, the National Football League has told teams that the league owns the L.A. market.


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