Jeff Saturday honors Robert Kraft

July 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm

It seemed kind of fitting that after months of strife between the players and owners during the NFL lockout, two key figures in the negotiations — Colts center Jeff Saturday and Patriots owner Robert Kraft — shared an embrace on Monday during the announcement of the new collective bargaining agreement.

The hug was given by Saturday to Kraft as both a sign of respect — he called Kraft “a man who helped us save football” — and also as a sympathetic gesture, for Kraft’s wife Myra passed away last week.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (left) looks on as Colts center Jeff Saturday (right) hugs Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith (left) looks on as Colts center Jeff Saturday (right) hugs Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

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