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John Mara thinks one or two teams will be in Los Angeles by 2016

The NFL owners' meetings are getting underway. They will feature an assortment of topics, including potential rule changes.

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The NFL owners are arriving in Arizona for their annual March meetings, and we already have some comments from the owners. New York Giants owner John Mara spoke with the media and he said he expects one or two teams to be playing in Los Angeles by the 2016 season.

At this point, the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams are the three most likely candidates to move to Los Angeles. Rams owner Stan Kroenke has been looking at one site, and the Chargers and Raiders have been working together in consideration of another site.

Mara also said he does not expect major changes to instant replay for the coming season. Ideally we at least see personal fouls or automatic first down penalties added to the mix. The current instant replay system is not awful, but there is significant room for improvement. It would make no sense to depart these meetings without at least incremental improvements. Of course, the NFL has been moving forward at a glacial pace in improving instant replay, so I am not holding my breath.

There will be numerous rules up for vote this week, as well as an assortment of league business. We'll keep you updated over the next few days.