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  1. A place where Pats & Colts unite

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As part of Robert Kraft's emotional gathering with reporters this afternoon, he reflected on labor negotiations and a few unlikely connections with members of the rival Colts. Kraft revealed that he received a letter from Colt...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  2. Cleaning out the Patriots notebook

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cleaning out the Patriots notebook one week into training camp: 1. There had been chatter during labor negotiations that practice squads could expand from eight players, but Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio s...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  3. Comparing Pats' practice schedules

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots players are off today, which is unprecedented this early in training camp. All teams must have a players' day off within the first week of training as part of the new labor agreement. On Twitter, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said, "Gla...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  4. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft lauded for role in NFL la...

    Mike Reiss

    Even with his wife ailing, Robert Kraft played a critical role in the NFL talks.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  5. Highlighting Kraft's role in labor deal

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots owner Robert Kraft was present at every negotiating session between owners and players in recent months, and his role in the process was highlighted by Sports Illustrated's Peter King in his "Monday Morning Quarterback" piece. "Several fr...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  6. Franchise tag, Mankins & the future

    Mike Reiss

    ESPN.com's report on NFL owners approving the proposed labor deal includes information about the franchise tag, which has a tie-in to Patriots guard Logan Mankins. Here is the part of the story on the franchise tag: The players were unable to n...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  7. Eliminating 2-a-days & its effect on Pats

    Mike Reiss

    One of the recent labor-based reports from ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen touched on the elimination of two-a-day practices in a new collective bargaining agreement. "One key concession made by the owners will effectively eliminate two-a-...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  8. One-time tag could have Mankins effect

    Mike Reiss

    One of the interesting points in the NFL labor story filed by senior ESPN football analyst Chris Mortensen tonight is the final push from players that teams wouldn't be allowed to assign the franchise tag to a player more than once. "The limit of ...

    Blog | July 16, 2011
  9. Q&A with Jack Mula on labor situation

    Mike Reiss

    Former agent and executive Jack Mula shares thoughts on the labor situation.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  10. Owner attendance at meetings

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL has acknowledged three "secret" negotiating sessions with players in labor talks in recent weeks, with the Chicago Tribune noting the presence of some of the owners at the first meeting, and spokesman Greg Aiello -- @gregaiello -- providing t...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  11. Stroud on Sirius: Tough coaching welcome

    Mike Reiss

    First-year Patriots defensive lineman Marcus Stroud was a guest on Sirius XM NFL Radio this afternoon, joining Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan on the "Movin' the Chains" program. Some soundbites from Stroud: On the NFL's labor front: "I think everybody...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  12. Kraft: Talks 'positive' but work to be done

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented on labor talks today after the team's "Community MVP" event, as he has been actively involved in the discussions. "I think we've been fortunate that we've had two rounds of talks, and any ...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  13. Robert Kraft part of confidential talks

    Mike Reiss

    NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, in a statement, said the following today regarding labor talks: "NFL owners and players have engaged in further confidential discussions before Chief Magistrate Judge Boylan this week. Those discussions will continue." A...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  14. New England Patriots' Tom Brady discusses lockout progress, team ...

    Mike Reiss

    At a feel-good event for charity on Friday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady offered a feel-good perspective for fans on the NFL's labor battle.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  15. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. The ongoing labor battle and the role of the Krafts in N...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  16. New England Patriots Mailbag: Labor talk on the front burner

    Mike Reiss

    We've escaped lockout talk in the Pats mailbag to this point, but no longer.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2011