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The Raiders received 31 of 32 possible votes from NFL owners to relocate to Las Vegas, according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. Owner Mark Davis released a statement confirming the team will remain in Oakland through at least the 2018 season, per the Raiders' official website.
"The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA," he said. "We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area."
The Raiders finished 12-4 and made the postseason for the first time last year since 2002. The team lost in the Wild Card Round against the Houston Texans, however, in large part due to Carr missing the game with a broken leg.