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Pats Owner Kraft Says He Thinks a Labor Deal is Possible

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he “personally [believes] it’s possible” for the NFL owners and players to reach agreement on a new labor agreement before Friday’s deadline, and that he’s prepared to leave Israel — where he’s on a trade mission in a group with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — if an agreement is close according to CSNNE.com.

“If necessary, I might have to leave early,” Kraft told a group of reporters, which included New England Cable News’ Alison King, on Monday. A new labor deal, he said, is “a high priority.”

“I made a commitment here, so we’re going to finish the important things we’re doing here,” Kraft said. “[We’re] in daily contact by phone. It’s unfortunate. We’re supposed to be settled by now. That’s [why] we planned this trip [for this week].”

“We’re doing everything we can to get a deal consummated,” said Kraft. “I personally believe it’s possible . . .

“[The] good news is, it’s always good to be talking when you have differences of opinion. It’s the only way you have a chance [to reach an agreement]. So we’re talking, and I know from ownership’s side that we feel there’s a deal to be made and we’d very much like to do it.”


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