Always enjoy our interactions here.
I can't speak to other folks' reporting but there has been some reference, specifically from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, that "league circles" have floated the notion of a potential expansion team for STL as a potential settlement in the relocation case.
I know that as of Monday afternoon there was no talk of as settlement -- monetary or otherwise -- at this time.
Questions about ownership, stadium, practice facility, guards against future relocation would all be very thorny issues that would have to be sorted out, and the region would have to be interested in it for starters.
I'm not sure it would even get off the ground, to be honest.
But, who knows. I just don't want to ever give false hope here, and I don't trust anything that comes from the league. I don't think STL should welcome back NFL if that's even an option but I would certainly report it if I knew it to be a real option. At this point I don't think it is.