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NFL owners gather for possible vote in Atlanta

07.21.11 at 10:28 am ET

NFL owners arrived Thursday morning in Atlanta to potentially vote on a proposal that could end the lockout, which began in March and is now the longest work stoppage in the history of the NFL.

Each of the 32 teams are reportedly represented at the meetings. Despite the fact that his mother Myra Kraft passed away Wednesday morning, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft is in attendance, taking the place of his father, Robert.

Several owners spoke with the media on the way into the meeting, and many of them believe they will not only vote on the new deal on Thursday, but that it will pass.

‘€œYes, I think so,’€ Falcons owner Arthur Blank told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution when asked if he thinks the deal will get done today. ‘€œI’€™d be disappointed like 330 million people in America if it didn’€™t get done today.’€

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