free agent

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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.
Todd Frazier was the latest notable free agent to sign a contract.
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.
Free Agents don't pay anything to sign up, but they must complete the straightforward process, which means having an actual payroll (client billing) processed through Free Agent Source.
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.
There were 399 free-agent hitters between 1977 and 2001 with at least 300 batting outs (AB-H) in the season before becoming a free agent.
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.
If the Cowboys were going to add Asomugha or any premier free agent, they would have to work around any potential salary cap that would come out, since they will likely be close to the cap with all their draft picks signed.
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.