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If the NFL and the team owner can’t agree on a new contract, then the next step is the relocation of the team to another city.
The New Orleans Saints have already been told they can’t move, but the NFLPA said the league would not stop the team from playing in New Orleans.
There are a lot of issues at play here.
The Saints, for instance, have a franchise tag that would allow them to keep two of their current players, running back Mark Ingram and receiver Kenny Stills.
The league said it has no plan to force the Saints to move unless the team can agree to an extension.
NFL owners can be more lenient if the owners are open to an early departure.
In fact, if the NFL can agree on the deal, it could allow the Saints, who have a home-field advantage, to relocate.
There has been a lot more talk about relocation than the team being moved.
The Atlanta Falcons, for example, are moving their franchise to Atlanta and their home-road advantage could be a big factor.
But that’s not a guarantee.
The teams owners could be more willing to sell the franchise to another team, even though that would be less attractive than moving the team out of New Orleans for two more years.
There could be other teams interested in moving to Atlanta or other cities.
There is no guarantee a deal can be reached, but if it does, then it would be a good move for the Saints.
If the Saints are to move, it will be because of an extension they have already agreed to.
There’s no guarantee the team will be back in New York soon, but they could be on the way out sooner than later.
The team is set to play the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.
If they get the win, they would be the first NFL team to win three Super Bowls in a row.