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NFL Lockout Secret Meeting Includes Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, was one of a select few NFL owners that met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell secretly on Wednesday night in Chicago.

In addition to Kraft, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who resides in Chicago, were among those who met with Goodell.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that both sides made "some progress" in their negotiations, and that if the conditions were perfect, the two sides could reach an agreement by the end of the month.

The Washington Post reported that the talks will continue on Thursday, as both sides try to reach an agreement before their next court date on Friday.

Joel Thorman of SB Nation writes that, while the meeting could mean many different things, it's most likely positive.

Obviously, this meeting can mean a lot of things. But, as I've said consistently throughout this process, it's better to have the two sides communicating regularly than not talking at all so I'll take this as a positive sign for what's coming up next.

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