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NFL extends Chargers relocation deadline by two days

Dec 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; General overall view of the San Diego Chargers helmet logo at midfield during a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; General overall view of the San Diego Chargers helmet logo at midfield during a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 23, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers fan Dan Jauregui aka Boltman poses with Charger fans during rally to gather signatures for citizen
Apr 23, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers fan Dan Jauregui aka Boltman poses with Charger fans during rally to gather signatures for citizen

If you weren’t tired of it before, you’re probably tired of it now. Get ready for the saga to continue for at least two more days. The NFL has extended the Chargers deadline to decide whether to stay put in San Diego or move to Los Angeles.

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the NFL playoffs, the league has decided to give the Chargers a couple of more days to decide as to where they will call home. The decision is now due on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

Not much else to say here, except that the longer this goes on, the possibility of the Chargers working something out locally grows. Is this a sign that the Chargers might be close to putting something in San Diego together? Will the NFL and Stan Kroenke, the Rams’ billionaire owner, pony up, as rumors have it, in order to keep the Chargers in San Diego and therefore the L.A. market solely for the Rams?

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Jim Trotter reported that the NFL views San Diego as “salvageable.”

Knowledgeable NFL people are telling me a Hail Mary is developing to keep the Chargers in SD at least two more years. I hope they're right.

— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 10, 2017

Regardless of what is brewing, here’s to the Bolts staying put!

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