LONDON (AP) The NFL says it would only put a full-time franchise in London once all operational issues are worked out and the league is sure the team would be competitive.

Mark Waller, NFL executive vice president of its international division, says there is no time frame for possibly placing a team in London, adding that a decision will come ''when we're ready.''

The NFL has played 11 regular-season games in London since 2007. Wembley Stadium will host three more games this season, starting with the Miami Dolphins against the New York Jets on Oct. 4.

The NFL recently announced a 10-year deal to play at least two games each season at Premier League club Tottenham's new stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2018.