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What Is Free Agency?

The term "free agency" refers to the state where a professional sports player can freely seek out employment and contracts with other professional teams. Free agency usually occurs where a player's contract has expired or the player can opt out of his contract. When a player can participate in free agency, he is called a "free agent."The rules of free agency are different for each sports league and determined by that league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Different Types of NFL Free Agents

Like other sports, there are two types of free agents in the NFL: the unrestricted free agent, and restricted free agent.

What's the Difference Between an Unrestricted Free Agent and a Restricted Free Agent?


Restrictions on Restricted Free Agents

The NFL gives teams two tools in securing their own free agents. They are Franchise tag and Transition Tag:

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Experienced sports lawyers or agents are skilled in the art of negotiation. Since professional athletes have only limited time to take advantage of their earning potential, hiring a sports lawyer to handle salary negotiations could help maximize your earnings.

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Last Modified: 10-28-2011 02:02 PM PDT

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