Colin Kaepernick has reportedly agreed to a book deal worth $1 million

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In an October 17 special meeting, 13 current or former players, 11 owners, commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith met in NY to discuss the anthem controversy.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins invited Kaepernick to the first meeting, but he did not attend. "We look forward to him joining the conversation".

Kaepernick, who filed a grievance against the NFL owners on October 15, alleging they colluded to keep him out of the league, did not attend that meeting.

NFL owners have said they would like players to refrain from protests during the national anthem on game day, although it now appears that Jones is the last owner in favor of establishing hardened rules barring it.

Kaepernick has begged teams for the opportunity to play again, saying that he would train with them in private and would be open to playing for any of the 32 teams. This could very well be a result of his national anthem protests and strong feelings about police officers. However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that he hopes the number of players who decide to protest would drop to "zero".

NFL vice president of communications Joe Lockhart said on the league's weekly conference call that Kaepernick has been invited to the meeting next week in NY, but was uncertain whether the free-agent signal-caller would be attending.

As Jones said Sunday, "There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests".

Kaepernick's campaign began previous year, but reached a fever pitch when President Trump weighed in recently on Twitter.

It was reported in March that Kaepernick planned on standing for the national anthem this season. It remains unclear if Kaepernick would attend without an official invitation from the league.

The meeting will take place 16 days after Kaepernick filed a grievance against the National Football League owners for collusion.

Colin Kaepernick might not have a job in the league so far this year, but he still going to make a substantial amount of money and he doesn't have to get hit to obtain it.

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