- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Oakland Raiders are one of seven NFL teams worth less than $1 billion in Forbes Magazine’s annual NFL financial value rankings.
According to the magazine, the Raiders are worth $970 million. There are four NFL teams ranked less. But $970 million? Sounds pretty good to me, whether it's the low-end of the league are not.
Of course, Oakland owner Mark Davis would like to see that total increase and a sure-fire way it would increase is if the Raiders get a new stadium -- one that Davis so desperately wants. The Raiders are having trouble trying to execute a new stadium in Oakland and have been connected to possible moves to Los Angeles and San Antonio.
If the Raiders move to Los Angeles and get a new stadium, expect their value to skyrocket to the top of the league.
In other Raiders notes:
Former Oakland defensive end Lamarr Houston -- who signed with Chicago for five years, $35 million with the Bears this offseason -- is No. 80 on ESPN's top 100 defensive players list. Two defensive ends the Raiders signed to short-term deals, LaMarr Woodley (99) and Justin Tuck (89), also made the list.
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