The NFL and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced Friday that they have reached a settlement over Kaepernick's collusion lawsuit, in which he said he was blacklisted from playing football due to his protests during the national anthem. While the terms of the settlement were not revealed, NFL columnist Mike Freeman reported that "team officials are speculating to me [that] the NFL paid Kaepernick in the $60 million to $80 million range." Kaepernick has been out of the sport for the past two seasons. Separately, a similar lawsuit against the NFL by Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid also reached a settlement.

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