The lawyer for former punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with his client, ending the threat of a lawsuit over Kluwe's release.

"The parties intend to hold a joint press conference early next week to make public the terms of a settlement arrived at late last night," Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen, wrote in a text message to USA TODAY Sports.

Halunen declined to reveal terms of the settlement because it had not yet been executed. Asked if the settlement ends the lawsuit threat, Halunen responded, "Absolutely."

However, Vikings spokesman Jeff Anderson said nothing is finalized and conversations continue.

Halunen and Kluwe were discussing a suit that would have alleged religious discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, defamation and tortious interference with contractual obligations, resulting in Kluwe's release from the team in May 2013 after what he says was a pattern of intolerant language by special teams coordinator Mike Priefer related to Kluwe's activism on gay marriage.