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Robert Kraft heaps praise on departing Pat Bowlen

Robert Kraft and Pat Bowlen were rivals on the football field over the past two decades, with the Patriots and Broncos dominating the AFC and reaching nine Super Bowls in that span.

But Kraft has nothing but admiration for Bowlen as an owner who put the league’s interests ahead of his own and helped build the Broncos and the NFL into two powerful businesses in his 30 years leading the team.

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