Patriots among teams with work to do at NFL owners meetings

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ORLANDO — While the Patriots’ Robert Kraft and his fellow NFL owners are certainly catching a few rays and enjoying the balmy weather, there’s also plenty of work to be done.

NFL owners will vote on 14 proposed rule changes during their three days of meetings, which wrap up Wednesday. They also will discuss other important issues, such as expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams.

The league’s general managers and head coaches also are at the event, and will be involved in meetings with the competition committee and other league-wide initiatives. The Patriots’ contingent will be Kraft, Bill Belichick, and director of player personnel Nick Caserio, who also may speak with the agents who attend the meetings to shop their unsigned clients.

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