Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid received less than $10m (€8.8m) total to settle their collusion grievances against the NFL, it was reported on Thursday.
It is is unclear how the money will be split between Kaepernick and Reid or how much they will get after legal fees.
Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, and Carolina Panthers safety Reid claimed they were ostracised by the league’s owners in the wake of their high-profile protests during the pre-game playing of the national anthem.
A confidentiality agreement means the actual settlement figure will never be confirmed by the NFL or either player.
Kaepernick, a social activist who has a high-profile Nike sponsorship deal, remains a free agent but is reportedly interested in signing with the Miami Dolphins. He also received interest from the spring league Alliance of American Football and XFL.
Reid secured a contract with the Panthers in 2018 and was handed with a three-year extension in February.