un·​signed | \ˌən-ˈsīnd \

Definition of unsigned 

: not signed: such as

a : having no signature an unsigned check/letter

b : not signed to a contract an unsigned free agent

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Kaepernick went unsigned after becoming a free agent in March 2017 and had his lone scheduled workout with an NFL team canceled in April by the Seattle Seahawks. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Colin Kaepernick's attorneys targeting Donald Trump for possible subpoena in NFL collusion case," 7 June 2018 Eleven from the 2016 class did not join the organization and 10 from A.J. Preller’s first class went unsigned. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Strong system allows Padres to get 'creative' on final day of draft," 6 June 2018 Additionally, safety Eric Reid, Kaepernick’s former 49ers teammate and another face of the protests, has gone unsigned this off-season and has also filed a grievance. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "NFL Adopts New Anthem Policy to Quell Player Protests," 23 May 2018 Bautista signed a minor league deal with the Braves last month after the 37-year-old went unsigned in the offseason. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "Braves Release Jose Bautista," 20 May 2018 Of those three, Joakim Noah plays in the East, while Dwight Howard and Dwyane Wade are unsigned. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Here are the winners (and losers) after LeBron James' Lakers contract," 2 July 2018 Only third-round pick Tristan Pompey (Kentucky outfielder) is unsigned. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Marlins sign second-round pick, 17-year-old shortstop Osiris Johnson," 25 June 2018 Colin Kaepernick, known for kicking off the protest in 2016, has sued the NFL along with Eric Reid, saying league teams have worked together to keep the players unsigned. Mahita Gajanan, Fortune, "The NFL Is Reportedly Considering Penalties For Players Who Kneel During the National Anthem," 23 May 2018 Second-round selections Darius Leonard and Braden Smith are now the only remaining members of the draft class who are unsigned. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Quenton Nelson among nine Colts draft picks to ink deals," 11 May 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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