Jack Crawford: Wembley game is "terrific news" for Oakland Raiders

Crawford: Wembley game is
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Oakland Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford says that he is looking forward to playing in London next season.

Jack Crawford has described the possibility of playing at Wembley Stadium as "terrific news".

The NFL announced yesterday that the Oakland Raiders will be one of three teams to play a "home" game in London next season.

The defensive end, who was born in London, told the team's official website: "I hate to think that far ahead as my focus is on our next game against Kansas City, but this is terrific news.

"I never thought that me coming from such a long journey, I never would have expected such great news. It means a lot to have a chance to play in a stadium with so much history and tradition, like the Raiders.

"Growing up playing and following soccer, I never would have thought that I'd have a chance to play American football in Wembley."

The Raiders' roster also features Manchester-born offensive tackle Menelik Watson.

Wembley Stadium, pictured on October 28, 2012
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