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Boldin "convinced" there will be a deal

Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin said Friday that he doesn't think the NFL will miss any time to to a work stoppage in negotiations to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

"The NFL is the greatest sport in America right now," Boldin said from Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where he was pariticipating in ESPN The Weekend, an event featuring 35 athletes and ESPN personalities, sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. "We only want to make the game better.

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"I'm convinced something will get done. I don't think we'll miss any time."

The NFL Players Association and the NFL owners agreed on Friday to extend the deadline another seven days, leaving some hope that a lockout may not happen.

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Boldin said he had not talked with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti recently, but that he had been to the team facility and that everything was normal.

"We did everything as if a deal would be done," Boldin said.

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