free agent


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  • noun

Synonyms for free agent

(sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team

someone acting freely or even irresponsibly

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But as I was saying, no one to-day is a free agent.
We are not such free agents in the use of them as we sometimes imagine.
Jaguars also looking for pass-rushing help as well as potential replacements for Jones-Drew, an unrestricted free agent who will test market, and suspended WR Justin Blackmon.
President of Free Agent Source, Steve Pruneau, said, "This option really circumvents the problems companies face with staffing agencies, while letting them be more flexible in bringing on professionals.
The 29-year-old corner back may be the top free agent this year as one of the league's premier cornerback in his prime.
The trend of small numbers of free agent players accepting the offer for salary arbitration continues.
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The restricted free agent can be franchise tagged as either an "exclusive" or "non-exclusive" free agent.
The Dodgers offered arbitration to infielder Julio Lugo just before Friday night's deadline -- a deadline that is much less significant under baseball's new labor agreement -- but declined to offer it to any of their sixother remaining free agents.
Since baseball's free agent era began 25 years ago, fan attendance has soared, the value of franchises has increased, television revenue has climbed, a greater variety of teams have won pennants, and a host of once unassailable records have fallen.
Daniel Pink, author of the upcoming book Free Agent Nation: How America's New Independent Workers Are Transforming the Way We Lire, is an expert on the subject of independent professionals, and defines free agents as highly skilled workers who prefer working independently on projects for a variety of clients.
Cup-winning goaltender Antti Niemi is also a restricted free agent.
First baseman James Loney is a possibility for right field if Nomar Garciaparra, another free agent, returns at firstbase.
However, perhaps instead of fully retiring, many will hire themselves out as itinerant tutors to home-schoolers-and begin part-time careers as free agent educators.
This trend, which allows free agent professionals to move quickly from one intriguing project to another without the stigma associated with bouncing too quickly from company to company, benefits the free agent in a number of ways.