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(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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They have solidified a decent core of talented young players -- Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart -- to provide their potential free-agent signees with support.
To successfully identify the specific mechanism supporting team quality-wage effects in the MLB free-agent market, a way to control for each of these four motivations is needed.
Running back Anthony Dixon is looking forward to carving a role for himself in Buffalo's talented backfield and teaming up with Buffalo's most significant free-agent addition, linebacker Brandon Spikes.
Philadelphia, who entered the day only $8 million under the NHL's hard salary cap ($64.3 million), aggressively stole former Penguins forwards Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot away from Pittsburgh for about $5 million, and were rumored to be conducting negotiations into the night with Brad Richards, the prized player of this year's free-agent class.
The former Oregon running back was not selected in the NFL draft over the weekend, and his agent on Saturday told the NFL Network that Blount would sign a free-agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
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.
Net free-agent gains (NET) are the differences between the new salaries of free agents gained and of free agents lost.
Signed free-agent shortstop Cesar Izturis of the Cardinals to a two-year contract.
Only a few hours after the quarterback hit the free-agent market, Anderson agreed to terms on a three-year, $24 million contract with the Browns, who were prepared to move on without the Pro Bowl alternate.
We've heard a lot about the rise of a "free-agent nation" in today's fast-paced, tech-driven economy: Fans find it liberating, and foes fret about the disappearance of stable, full-time jobs.
Players like Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker would likely become hotter commodities on the free-agent market.
One of the Celtics' best free-agent signings was of James Posey for the 2007-08 season.
Signed free-agent pitcher Scott Linebrink of the Brewers to a four-year contract.