Patriots owner Robert Kraft, in comments given to reporters who followed him to Israel, spoke optimistically about the chances that a new labor deal will be done this week.
Kraft said he “personally believe[s] it’s possible” to work out a new agreement, according to CSNNE.com.
Kraft is in Israel on a trade mission with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. “If necessary, I might have to leave early,” Kraft said, adding that a new labor deal is “a high priority.”
“We’re doing everything we can to get a deal consummated,” Kraft said.
“[The] good news is, it’s always good to be talking when you have differences of opinion,” Kraft added. “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.”
We’ll know more in four days whether the deal is made.