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Kraft Happy With Direction of Talks Between Players and Owners

National Football Post reports that Pats owner Robert Kraft seems to be encouraged by the talks that have been going on between the NFL players and the Owners.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft came away encouraged about the possibility of having a full season following two rounds of recent talks with the NFL Players Association.

“I think we’re getting close to having to put this thing to bed, so we don’t miss any events,” Kraft told NFL Network. “I know that’s the intent on both sides ..The head of the union and players he has there, and the owners and the commissioner, we all care about the health of this game long-term.”

Kraft was complimentary of NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith.

“The fact that principals who are going to be sitting down across from one another five years, 10 years from now are sitting down and talking about the problems is a positive thing,” Kraft said.

As for whether there’s been progress since mediation talks broke down on March 11 when the lockout began and the players’ union decertified, Kraft replied: “I think so because we’re talking.”

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