Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Sam Edelman is set to settle his concussion case with the NFL Players Association for $25 million, according to a report.
Edelmans family, which includes former NFL running back Edelman and his mother, will be paid $15 million, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Edelman played in just one game in 2016, catching one pass for five yards in a 34-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
He missed the first four games of the season with a concussion and had a concussion-like symptoms in Week 5.
The settlement will cover the first year of the contract, which expires in 2021, but it’s not clear when it will be finalized.
The NFLPA is also seeking an additional $5 million in payment for the remainder of the deal, sources said.
Edelson, 30, was diagnosed with a “substantial” concussion in Week 9, but his symptoms appeared to subside in the following two weeks.
The Patriots are also seeking $10 million from the NFL in an effort to cover the remainder.
Edelsons father, Edel, played in three NFL games with the New England Patriots during the 2016 season.
He suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third quarter of the Week 1 loss to Washington.
Edlin was limited to just 12 games in 2016 after tearing his ACL in the second preseason game.
The former Philadelphia Eagles wideout played in six games for the Patriots last season and caught one pass.