The Redskins are in the mix to play a game next season in London, a source confirmed to CSNmidatlantic.com on Wednesday.
Nothing has been finalized, but the source noted that the Redskins are under “strong” consideration and that the league and potential teams are still in negotiations. The Washington Post reported that the Redskins would be giving up a home game.
This season, the NFL will contest three games at Wembley Stadium: The Jets defeated the Dolphins, 27-14, on Sunday. In addition, the Bills and Jaguars will play on Oct. 25 and the Lions and Chiefs will play on Nov. 1. All three games have sold out.
The NFL has been playing games in London since 2007, and on Wednesday owners voted to expand the league’s ability to host games internationally through the 2025 season and broadened the opportunity to contest games in cities other than London.
The Redskins have never played in London. The only regular season game Washington has played outside of the United States was in Toronto vs. the Bills in 2011.
Teams that give up a home game are compensated by the NFL for lost revenue. Last weekend, the Dolphins were the “home” team in London and received $1 million, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Season ticket holders, meanwhile, only pay for seven regular season games.
The NFL is expected to announce its International Series games for 2016 in the coming weeks. Last year, the announcement was made on Nov. 6.