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NFL Has Reached Resolution With Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid

Colin Kaepernick kneels during national anthem

The legal battle between the NFL, former pro quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and current NFL safety Eric Reid, appears to be over. The NFL and the players' attorney both released statements moments ago.

The NFL and attorney Mark Geragos, who represents both players, put out a joint statement. The two sides have reached a confidentiality agreement, so the terms have not been disclosed.

The statement was put out moments ago. The full statement text:

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party."

Reaction from the NFL media seems pretty surprised at the notion of an NFL/Colin Kaepernick settlement, which did come out of nowhere.

Yahoo's Charles Robinson says the move "strongly signals a financial settlement": and NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport:

The Nation's Dave Zirin:

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio:

With the confidentiality agreement, it is unclear if we'll ever get clarity on the amount that Kaepernick and Reid may have received. Kaepernick signed a lucrative deal with Nike last year, and reportedly wanted $20 million to play in the AAF, though there has been some pushback on that report.

We'll have more as it comes out.