free agent


: a professional athlete (such as a baseball player) who is free to negotiate a contract with any team
free agency noun

Examples of free agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parker Braun, Denver Nuggets Braun, a 6-10 Blue Valley Northwest graduate, who turns 25 in January, recently joined the Nuggets as a free agent. Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 12 July 2024 Continuity was the marching order and, to get help around the edges, three of the Lakers’ free agent signees were offered player options to accept minimum contracts. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 11 July 2024 The Sixers had to cut Reed, who would have been heading into the second year of a three-season, $23.6 million deal in 2024-25, to accommodate a new contract for free agent Caleb Williams, a 3-and-D former Miami Heat small forward. Aron Solomon, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 The only new faces on the Heat’s standard roster for next season are free agent addition Alec Burks, and draft picks Kel’el Ware and Pelle Larsson Even though most of last season’s roster remains intact, Rozier and his teammates believe the results will be different this season with fewer injuries. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for free agent 

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of free agent was in 1955

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“Free agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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