What is free agent?

  • (noun): Someone acting freely or even irresponsibly.
    Synonyms: free spirit, freewheeler
    See also — Additional definitions below

Free Agent

In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to sign with any club or franchise, i.e. not under contract to any specific team. The term is also used in reference to a player who is under contract at present, but who is allowed to solicit contract offers from other teams. In some circumstances, the free agent's options are limited by league rules.

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... Position Player 1 GK Luciano (free agent) 2 DF Ma Siu Kwan (from Hong Kong C) 3 DF Yu Yang (from Bulova Rangers) 4 DF Yau Kam Leung (from Shatin) 5 DF Michel De ...
List Of 2009–10 NBA Season Transactions - Retirement
... Mutombo C 18 Suffered a season-ending injury May 21, 2009 Free agent Sam Cassell G 15 Became an assistant coach of the Wizards September 3, 2009 Free agent Bruce Bowen F 12 October 22, 2009 Free agent ...
List Of Ukrainian Football Transfers (winter 2008–09) - Premier League - FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih
... end of loan, return to Dnipro) 21 MF Ihar Razhkow (free agent starting on February 1, 2009) 2 DF Oleh Koteliukh (free agent) 33 DF Patrick Ibanda (free agent) -- FW Oleksandr ...
Luis López (infielder)
... López was signed as a free agent by the San Diego Padres in 1987 and did not make his major league debut until September 7, 1993 ... López became a free agent after the 1994 season, but re-signed with the Padres ... In 2004, he reappeared in the majors with the Orioles, but became a free agent at the end of the season ...
Free Agent - Deadlines
... In some leagues, free agency has deadlines ... For example, under the most recent NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement, restricted free agents who do not sign contracts by December 1 of a given year will be ineligible to play in the ...

More definitions of "free agent":

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

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    ... in doing our psychology, we want to attribute mental states fully opaquely because it’s the fully opaque reading which tells us what the agent has in mind, and it’s what the agent has in mind that causes his behavior.
    Jerry Alan Fodor (b. 1935)

    And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)