49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and safety Eric Reid (35) kneel in protest during the national anthem before a game in 2016.

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NFL Settles Collusion Case Of Kaepernick, Reid

Financial terms of the settlement weren't immediately known.

February 15, 2019 - 1:25 pm

(670 The Score) The NFL and representatives for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached a settlement to their collusion case, the two sides announced in a joint statement Friday afternoon.

Financial terms for the settlement weren't immediately known. The grievance, which was filed in October 2017, alleged that the unemployment of Kaepernick and Reid was due to the NFL colluding against the two men for protesting during the national anthem.

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," the joint statement read. "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 either party."

Kaepernick last played in the NFL during the 2016 season as quarterback for the 49ers. He first took a knee during the national anthem in an August preseason game that year, protesting issues like police brutality and racial inequality. He hasn't played in the league the last two seasons.

Reid also joined Kaepernick, then his teammate with the 49ers, in protesting. He was signed to the Panthers last season, playing 13 games. The team recently signed Reid to a new three-year deal.