>>Governor Announces Deals That Could Lead To New Rams Stadium
(St. Louis, MO) -- In an effort to keep the Rams in St. Louis, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is unveiling plans that could lead to a new stadium. The city has reached deals with a power company and railroad for a potential site north of the Edward Jones Dome to build a 64-thousand-seat, open-air stadium.
>>NFL Forms Los Angeles Committee
(Los Angeles, CA) -- With the Rams a candidate to relocate back to Southern California, the NFL is forming a committee to focus on the Los Angeles market. The "LA Times" says a memo about the committee was sent to all 32 teams. The Rams, Raiders and Chargers are all on year-to-year stadium leases.
>>Steelers GM: Roethlisberger Contract Talks Have Begun
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert says the team is making it a priority this offseason to sign quarterback Ben Roethlisberger [[ ROTH-liss-ber-ger ]] to a new contract. Colbert tells reporters that there is no timetable, but the Steelers have begun discussions. "Big Ben" is entering the final year of his deal and is due to make 11.6-million-dollars this season. If Pittsburgh were to franchise tag him next season it would cost the Steelers more than 22-million-dollars. Roethlisberger threw for over 67-percent, nearly five-thousand-yards, 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his 11th NFL season in 2014.
>>Seahawks GM Focused On Wilson, Lynch Contracts
(Seattle, WA) -- Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider is focused on contracts for quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch. He tells 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle that negotiations for a new deal with Wilson are underway and that he's open to discussing an extension with Lynch as well. "Beast Mode" is entering the final year of a four-year contract that will pay him seven-million-dollars in 2015. Schneider says he's not even sure Lynch wants to play next season, noting that his running style is very taxing on the body. He adds that they need to know his plans so they can make decisions going forward.