NFL vote means Raiders could be playing in Texas as soon as next season

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The NFL owners voted on Tuesday night to approve the move of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, ending a 21-year drought for the NFL in the second-largest television market.

Still up in the air is the future of the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders. The Chargers' future seems a little more clear-cut. The Chargers have two months to decide whether they want to move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season and one year to decide whether they will move there at all.

The bigger mystery is where the Raiders will play next season, and the possibilities are seemingly endless but may point to a choice between staying in Oakland or moving to San Antonio.

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The Raiders' lease at the Coliseum in Oakland has expired, which means the team is free to move anywhere.

When Raiders owner Mark Davis addressed the media, it was clear that he was not happy with the outcome of Tuesday's meetings, saying, "This is not a win for the Raiders today."

The NFL has proposed $100 million to help finance a stadium for the Raiders in Oakland. But as of today, there is no stadium proposal.

And when speaking about the future of the Raiders, Davis made it clear that anything was possible.

"We'll see where the Raider Nation ends up here," Davis said. "We're looking for a home. I don't know where we'll be. My lease at the Coliseum is expired ... America, the world, is possibility."

One possibility outside California is San Antonio.

In 2014, the Raiders met with San Antonio officials about a potential move. While many shrugged that off at the time, there is now a feeling that such a move is possible. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Raiders have already secured land in the Austin/San Antonio area for a potential stadium. With the Alamodome already in place, this strongly suggests that the Raiders could be playing in Texas as soon as next season.

Cole presents the land in Texas as "leverage" against the city of Oakland. But if a new stadium can't be built in the Bay Area, then Texas seems likely to be the next destination for Raider Nation.

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HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: Frankie Hammond #85 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware (32) scores in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card game on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Chiefs won, 30-0. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: The Kansas City Chiefs huddle in the first quarter against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: Cairo Santos #5 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes an extra point in the third quarter against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by Kevin Johnson #30 of the Houston Texans in the second quarter during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict (55) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 09: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is unable to catch a pass as he is defended by Chris Lewis-Harris #37 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers' Martavis Bryant (10) makes a 10-yard touchdown reception against Cincinnati Bengals' Dre Kirkpatrick (27) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 09: Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is unable to catch a pass as he is defended by Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) waits for a play during the first half of an NFL wild-card football game against the Seattle Seahawks-, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after being sacked in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: A general view of fans during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings fumbles the ball in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 10: Blair Walsh #3 of the Minnesota Vikings misses a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 10 to 9. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Wide receiver James Jones #89 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Quinton Dunbar #47 of the Washington Redskins in the second quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) leaps over Green Bay Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter (36) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The Packers won 35-18. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Inside linebacker Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers in action against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD- JANUARY 10: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is sacked by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal (96) for a 16 yard loss on fourth down with just under three minutes left tin the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers at FedEx Field on Sunday, January 10, 2016. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Jeff Janis #83 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by Tanard Jackson #36 of the Washington Redskins during a kick-off return in the first quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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