LONDON — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he wants a team in London and Los Angeles.
"But it doesn't matter which one is first," he said Saturday during a forum for European football fans.
The comments came a day before the Jaguars and 49ers play in London. This is the second regular-season game there in 2013. Next season, there will be three.
However, Goodell said, overseas success doesn't mean the Super Bowl will be played there (London needs a team first) or the league will add a team to continental Europe ("Right now, our focus is on the U.K. since the European fans can get here.").
The NFL long has sought a team in Los Angeles to replace the Raiders and Rams, both of whom left in 1995. But failure to build a stadium has stymied efforts. In London, there is Wembley Stadium.
"We don't have a timetable for (a London franchise)," Goodell said. "We want to continue building interest." And if it continues to go well, we believe a franchise could be here."
Goodell applauded the Jaguars for embracing the International Series, with the team set to play four regular-season "home" games at Wembley Stadium over four years.
"Jacksonville is an interesting experiment. I think fans there see that it's good for their community; that it's putting Jacksonville on a global stage," Goodell said while addressing some Jaguars fans complaints about losing home games. "Whenever there is going to be change, there is going to be resistance to change."
Seahawks: Receiver Percy Harvin, who last week returned to practice after hip surgery, won't play Monday, coach Pete Carroll said. "We worked him hard. Then we rested him," Carroll said. "We'll continue to do that until his conditioning is caught up and he's ready to go."
Vikings: Former Miami tight end Chase Ford was promoted from the practice squad.