As previously reported, Colin Kaepernick's legal team requested access to the emails and texts from league and team execs, coaches, owners and others as part of the discovery process for the quarterback's collusion grievance against the NFL.

His lawyers submitted a list of search terms that may bring back potential evidence from those electronic records, and, league sources said, the NFL has complied with that request, compiling over a thousand documents that contain those terms ("Kaepernick," "Anthem" and "workout," for example) in one form or another. Now the parties must agree on a date by which point Kaepernick's lawyers can begin to sort through the materials to gather more information ahead of eventual deposition of key NFL personnel (like owners Jerry Jones and Jed York).

Of course, not every correspondence or memo turned up through this electronic search will result in materials that are actually germane to the collusion case.